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Nevins Farm Looking for Adopters for Goats Rescued from Poor Conditions at New York Property

MSPCA Assisted ASPCA in Removal of More than 100 Animals from Owego Property Last Month

METHUEN, Mass., Feb. 13, 2024 – The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is looking for adopters for more than a dozen goats rescued from poor conditions at a property in Owego, New York, on January 18. The MSPCA sent two staffers, as well as equipment to assist the ASPCA in removing the animals, which included goats, cattle, and horses.

The goats were transported to Nevins Farm in Methuen on February 12.

“We ended up taking all 17 goats that were on the property,” explained Kaycie McCarthy, equine and farm animal rescue and outreach manager at Nevins. “They were living with dozens of other animals on a property with limited access to food, water, and medical care.”

“We’re turning the page though, and our focus now is on caring for the goats and making sure they find perfect new homes,” she added.

Bucks and Does and Wethers, Oh My!

Among the goats are nine bucks, seven does, and one wether, all of which appear to be crosses of Nigerian Dwarf breeds. They range in age from one to 10-years-old.

“We really don’t know much about the history of these goats,” McCarthy expounded. “Generally, goats are really affectionate and can be great companions for people.”

“Given their past, we expect these ones may take a little more time to open up,” she added. “But we’re confident that with the care and attention they’ll get at Nevins, these goats will be great pets once they do.”

How to Adopt

“Goats are mischievous, but in the best way!” described McCarthy. “They’re really fun to just watch be themselves in how they play with each other, climb things, and try to sneak food they shouldn’t.”

“We know these goats will bring a lot of light and joy to their next homes, although some will need to wait a little longer than others,” she added, noting that the bucks will need to be castrated before they are able to leave Nevins.

Those interested in adopting one or some of the goats are asked to visit Nevins Farm during open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Adopters may also submit an inquiry at