The mission of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is to provide refuge, rehabilitation, and placement of seized equines; support the placement of surrendered horses, and educate the public.
The Society promotes humane treatment, training and use of animals through education and hands-on experiences.
Come and see for yourself, any horse can find themselves in bad circumstances. The Society has helped virtually every breed of horse – Arab through Warmblood – and everything in between. Recently that point was emphasized by receiving into care two registered Arabian mares who had fallen on hard times. With their new-to-us names of Ms. Penny and Fire, the girls are safely stabled in the isolation barn and receiving the first of their rehabilitative treatments. Underweight and in need of services, their feet required immediate attention. Baseline studies by the Society’s able veterinarian Dr. Rachel Flaherty will allow us to track their recovery before offering these Gorgeous Girls for adoption. Just a reminder, horses adopted from the MSSPA shall not be bred.
In July and August, the Society is open daily from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Fall and winter hours are 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Connect with the conversation on Facebook by clicking the video below.