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Maine's preferred placement for horses seized by law enforcement agents. Adopt a horse from The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals!

'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks!

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals gives thanks for your generosity.  As members and supporters of the Society, you are the foundation on which our organization depends.&nbs more

Time for Change!

Once again, through the generosity of the Wolak Group, the Society  has been given the opportunity to receive customer donations at eleven Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Greater Portland! more

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"Standardbred Old Friends", Profiling Senior Champions, Now On Sale

Award winning equine photographer Barbara Livingston, whose popular books Old Friends and More Old Friends, painted a sentimental portrait of champion racehorses long gone from th more

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MSSPA, Hannaford, Atlantic Great Dane and Seidl Trucking Team Up for Maine Horses

Top Executives at Hannaford, Atlantic Great Dane, and Seidl Trucking of East Baldwin have joined with New England’s largest non-profit horse shelter to help rehabilitate abused Maine horses. more

Pet Rock in the Park

Pet Rock in the Park

Pet Rock in the Park is coming to Deering Oaks on Sunday, September 7th and you won’t want to miss it.  Free admission, great music, and it’s all about the animals.  The Society invites y more

Name that Foal

It’s Your Chance to Name a Foal!

They are adorable, they are growing quickly, and they are waiting to be adopted! And, oh yes, they need  names. more

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Up to the Eaves!

It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes more than that to raise enough money to make the hay used at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals each year.  Thanks to th more

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Thanks For Your Vote!

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals enthusiastically thanks everyone who voted for the horses in the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s $100,000 Community Matters giveaway to 68 Mai more

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Thank you Leon!

Eve Ladd has worked for the MSSPA for almost ten years. During that time, she has met many people that are passionate about what our farm does. more

Rachel Flaherty of Back Cove Equine Veterinary Care

Back Cove Equine Veterinary Care Demonstrates Commitment to Unwanted Horses

Dr. Rachel Flaherty teams up with the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals to provide vaccines for horses in need. more

Helen Peppe Photography © 2014

2014 Buy-a-Bale Campaign

March in Maine means mud and that means spring is close upon us.  Seed catalogs litter kitchen tables and a red-winged blackbird has been seen!  Another sure sign that winter has lost its annual battle is the kick-off of the Society’s annual Buy-a-Bale fund-raising campaign.


Helen Peppe’s Memoir

Maddy Gray reviews Helen Peppe’s Memoir

It’s a wonder she made it out of childhood in one piece. And with a brilliant attitude to boot.

Those were my first thoughts, coming with a nervous chuckle, after reading Helen Peppe’s Pigs Can’t Swim: A Memoir. more

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Voting Costs Nothing; Winning Means Everything to the Horses!

It is once again that time of year when the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation presents its Community Matters More campaign that results in awarding thousands of dollars to Maine non-profit organizatio more

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The Romance of the Horse!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner on the calendar and that means we are in the season of love.  This year the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals invites you to shower yo more