By Wendy Killeen
TO THE RESCUE: The MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen recently teamed with a shelter in Springfield to rescue 31 animals that had been kept in the basement of a Springfield home.
Eight of the 31 dogs - 29 purebred miniature pinschers and two Belgian Tervurens - were taken in by Nevins Farm. Six of the dogs have been adopted and two remain, 12-year-old Creampuff and 10-year-old Fritter, both miniature pinschers. The rest went to a Springfield shelter.
The dogs were living in filthy conditions and had serious internal and external parasite infestation, as well as serious dental disease as a result of neglect. All were undernourished.
Nevins Farms is working to resolve Creampuff and Fritter’s health issues and then will work toward finding them permanent homes.
“This is another in a series of extreme hoarding cases we’ve seen in the last year,’’ said Mike Keiley, director of the animal care and adoption center at Nevins Farm..." More