Dozens of displaced pets being sheltered at MSPCA facility in Methuen

METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - The MPSCA’s facility at Nevins Farm in Methuen has taken in dozens of animals displaced by a gas emergency in the Merrimack Valley.

The facility took in several dogs and cats, as well as a parrot, since thousands of residents were forced from the homes following a series of fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, according to a post on the organization’s Twitter page.

“After the news hit, there was a period of time in which we had to figure out where the need was and we started to realize that we just need to get the word out there that we were available for people that were evacuating and had a need for their animals,” said Mike Keiley, Director of Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm.

Donations have also been pouring into the facility.

“I saw everything on the news and it’s just horrific,” Linda Regan said after dropping off pet supplies. “I personally know a family that has been displaced.”

Anyone looking to shelter their animal can call 978-687-7453 ext. 6101.