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It’s Your Chance to Name a Foal!

They are adorable! They are growing like weeds in the garden! They are waiting to be adopted! And, oh, yes, they need to have names! ...read more

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 ...read more

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 ...read more

leon on the msspa farm with horse

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. ...read 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. ...read 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.

CAMPAIGN ENDS JUNE 30TH
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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. ...read more

winter horses

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 ...read more

love horses

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 ...read more

Chief and Doc with a wagon load of guests

Christmas Tradition Endures

The best holidays are all about tradition and one of Maine’s most charming traditions happens the first Saturday of December each year at 279 River Road in South Windham. ...read more

christmas open house

MSSPA Christmas Open House

Here is the invitation you have been waiting for!  Share the spirit of the season at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals where the big barn doors will be open on Saturday, De ...read more

Stephanie Hazard and King in the MMSPA office

Welcome Stephanie Hazard!

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is pleased to welcome Stephanie Hazard.
Stephanie, a native of West Cornwall, CT, spent many years in Maine prior to venturing to Tennessee to study under gaited horse trainer and clinician Lonnie Kuhn. ...read more

maine harness racing

Maine Harness Racing Gives Back!

Three local charities are being honored on Saturday, October 19th at Scarborough Downs.  It is your chance to visit the track and help the Maine Harness Horsemen and Scarborough Downs give support to local charities that work in our communities to help abused animals, children with life-threatening illness and families, and wounded veterans.  Share in the spirit and the excitement!  Live racing gets underway at 12:05 p.m.

National Cruelty Investigations School

National Cruelty Investigations School Visits the MSSPA

The MSSPA was pleased to welcome a class from the National Cruelty Investigations School on August 19th and August 21st at the River Road farm.  Founded in 1990, the National Animal Cruelty In ...read more

miniature horses scarborough downs maine

Scarborough Downs’ 9th Annual Family Fun Day raises funds for charity and harness racing awareness

Scarborough, Maine – Monday, August 12, 2013 – It was a day of harness racing education and fun at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (8/12) as the 9th annual Family Fun Day got underway to a packed grand ...read more