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Marilyn Goodreau Receives Governor’s Award for Service and Volunteerism

Marilyn L. Goodreau, President of the non-profit Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham, has been named an Exemplary Honoree by Governor Paul LePage for her tireless efforts to eliminate equine abuse and neglect.

Ms. Goodreau was honored, along with other award-winning volunteers, in a State House ceremony hosted by First Lady Ann LePage on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. ...read more

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 24th and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect Maine horses who have been abused or neglected. ...read more

Got Hay? Buy A Bale!

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 of spring is the kickoff of the MSSPA's annual Buy-a-Bale campaign.  ...read more

Farming and Philanthropy; two sides of a new coin

From fresh white pine shavings underfoot to plenty of straw in the nesting boxes, an electric heater to keep fresh water open in the winter months, and even ground oyster shells to ensure good shell quality, Eli the farmer provides well for his flock.  Then, Eli the philanthropist also provides well for other animals who have been less fortunate.    ...read more

April and Lacey Go Home!

Salt and Pepper.  Bow and Arrow.  Love and Marriage.  Tammy and Mark.  Some things just go together and recently two of the Society’s favorite younger mares, April and Lacey, went home together. That is home, to a new adoptive home with Tammy and Mark.  ...read more

VOTE NOW! - Help the Horses Win $5,000 from BSB!

Bangor Savings Bank's Community Matters More voting for 2016 has begun! The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals needs your votes!

Please help make 2016 THE YEAR that the Society wins $5,000 in Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More contest!  ...read more

Congratulations to MSSPA Director Sawin Millett!

Congratulations to MSSPA Director Sawin Millett! Sawin is the 2016 recipient of the Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award, which was presented at the Commissioner's Luncheon today. The event was part of the 2016 Maine Department of Agriculture's agricultural tradeshow. ...read more

Today is the day! - Help the MSSPA get a $5,000 donation!

Don’t forget to pick up the “Hannaford Helps” Blue Reusable Good Karma Bag during your next trip to the grocery store at the Windham Hannaford. The MSSPA will benefit for the entire month of January. The new Good Karma bag with the bright blue design is only $2.29 and for every bag purchased $1 is donated to the Society!  ...read more

You're Invited to the MSSPA Open House for the Horses on December 6th

Come one, come all to the 2015 Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals Christmas Open House for the Horses! 

FREE EVENT!
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Maine Rural Partners Rocks Maine Horse Rescue

It isn’t every day that a $40,000 grant check arrives at the River Road farm, though when it does there is cause for celebration.  Today the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals celebrates not only an extraordinary grant, originating from the Noah Foundation for Rural Education, but also a new collaborative relationship with Maine Rural Partners. ...read more

MSSPA Receives Significant Grant from Charitable Foundation

SOUTH WINDHAM, Maine — October 26, 2015 — The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, the largest equine rescue and rehabilitation center in New England, today announced its receipt of a $30,000 operations grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. ...read more

MSSPA President Marilyn Goodreau Presented with WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer of the Year Award

This past Monday, October 19th, the 6 Who Care awards, sponsored by WCSH-TV Channel 6 each year in partnership with the United Way of Greater Portland, were presented at a ceremony hosted by News Center 6 anchors Pat Callaghan and Cindy Williams at the Portland Museum of Art. ...read more

Bangor Savings Bank Shares Award with MSSPA, Gives $5,000

Thank you to all of the Bangor Savings Bank employees who voted to give the Society's horses this incredible $5,000 gift! Thank you as well to BSB President, Robert S. Montgomery-Rice for his kind remarks and warm welcome at yesterday's press event. Congratulations to BSB on its continued success, spectacular customer service and on winning the J.D. Power and Associates Award. ...read more

MSSPA Launches Horse and Owner Matchmaking Initiative

"Maine Horse Matchmaker" is a new service of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals - Matchmaking for horses in need of rehoming. Horse owners who are no longer able to care for their animals are now able to provide Matchmaker followers with photos of and details in hopes of finding a new home for their horse. ...read more

A Trifecta of News and Three Chances to Win!

A trifecta of news and three chances to win tickets to the Gala of Royal Horses, coming to Portland on Wednesday, September 23rd! ...read more