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How You Can Help the 40 Animals Surrendered en Masse by Overwhelmed Owner

Yana Bostongirl

Boston: A menagerie consisting of 23 chickens, 8 rabbits, 7 ducks, and 2 cats was voluntarily surrendered by an overwhelmed owner from Worcester to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(MSPCA) on December 1. The animals are all said to be doing well.

The MSPCA of Boston and Methuen are now looking to place these animals in loving homes. Those who are interested in adopting are encouraged to do so online at

This is what Rachel Diersen, equine and farm animal program supervisor at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm had to say - " We’re really keen to place the chickens and the ducks ahead of the Holidays because waterfowl adoption tends to wane during the winter months, and finding homes for roosters is challenging at any time of the year.”

Chickens and waterfowl have lower adoption rates than dogs and cats and she is hoping that might change by getting this message out. The chickens, which include seven roosters, are being housed at Nevins Farm in Methuen.

Currently, the rabbits who are between one and two years old and described as 'social and friendly' are being housed at the MSPCA Boston and Nevins Farms adoption centers with the expectation that they will be adopted fairly quickly.

Two of the kittens, Scar, and Nala were successfully placed in loving homes. One dog and cat are been returned to the original owner.

The MSPCA takes care of thousands of animals on a yearly basis and those who are interested in knowing how to help offset costs of animal care can do so by checking out the MSPCA webpage.

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