MSPCA farm waiving adoption fees for ‘companion horses’

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A Methuen (mih-THOO’-uhn) sanctuary farm is making it easier for people to adopt horses that can’t be ridden by waiving adoption fees.

The $200 fee at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm will be waived beginning Tuesday. The so-called adoptathon, funded by donors, ends Nov. 30.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the 13 “companion horses” offer other equines security, friendship and social benefits.

The group says companion horses are often overlooked because they can’t be ridden or pull a cart due to age, medical or behavioral reasons.

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The farm shop will be open for blankets and other gear.

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