Chickens and Goats and Rabbits, Oh My! 26 Rescued Farm Animals Need New Homes
METHUEN, Massachusetts — An animal shelter is looking for homes to 30 farm animals rescued just days after Christmas.
On Dec. 27 the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Nevins farm rescued 26 animals, including 13 chickens, two rabbits, four goats, three sheep, one 6-month-old cow, an alpaca and two guinea fowl.
The animals belonged to a farm in central Massachusetts and had been living in inadequate conditions.
Julia Pesek, the community outreach coordinator for shelter, said they saved the animals just in time before the extreme cold weather hit the area. She said it would have been "tragic" if the animals had to endure those temperatures in the poor living conditions.
Several of the animals have illnesses like worms and parasites.
"We'd love to hear from interested adopters that may be able to offer them homes once they're ready to start a new chapter in their lives," the MSPCA at Nevins Farm wrote on its Facebook page. "While we're very glad to be able to help these animals in need, the influx of 26 individuals in need of our care has put a strain on our barn's resources."
The MSPCA said the intake increased their barn population by 25 percent.
The money the farm receives will go to the medical needs of the animals, Pesek said. Monetary donations can be made here.