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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

2014 Buy-a-Bale Campaign Begins

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. ...read more

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

Bo Bo when he arrived at the MSSPA

Maine’s Standardbred racing industry and MMSPA collaborate for the benefit of the horses they love

Two groups that are working now to collaborate for the benefit of the horses they love are the leaders of Maine’s Standardbred racing industry and New England’s largest horse shelter, the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals.  ...read more

Dr. Flaherty with a patient

Maine Equine Associates 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

Manchester School kicsk off Hearts For Horses

Hearts for Horses – Year Three!

The Manchester School fifth graders are at it again!  For the third year in a row, four 5th grade classrooms have joined forces to raise money to help the horses at the Maine State Society for ...read more

Please vote to help the horses win up to $5,000 in Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More contest!

Help us to get enough votes from Maine residents to win $5,000 for the animals ...read more

Chris rides Cinnamon 2 in the round pen

Their journey continues with help from Chris

Before they land at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, many horses experience unspeakable hardships. They’re deprived not only of good hay and fresh water, but of a crucial foundation of comfort and trust that their owners failed to build. ...read more

2012 Christmas Open House Huge Success

On Saturday, December 1st, the Society welcomed more than 1,200 visitors to its 279 River Road, South Windham, Maine farm to enjoy delicious baked goods and hot drinks, savory crackers and cheese, ...read more

Christmas trees at MSSPA

Christmas Trees

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your Christmas tree or you will miss the best trees at the best price - $30.00 -  to benefit New England’s largest equine shelter!  We have some – ...read more

Volunteers wrapping donated Christmas trees for sale at the Open House

Annual Christmas Open House

For scores of staff members and volunteers, the MSSPA’s annual Christmas Open House is a little like Christmas itself, but from a parent’s perspective. There’s a lot of planning and preparation for this big event, held this year on Saturday, December 1st. ...read more

Christmas Open House

Reindeer? Really?

Everyone is cordially invited to get into the Christmas spirit early this year by celebrating with the horses at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. ...read more

IDEXX volunteers at MSSPA

IDEXX Volunteers “GiVE” to the Animals

Over the course of several days during the months of September, MSSPA benefitted from generous time and effort donated by numerous dedicated IDEXX employeesi ...read more

Trainee Orla and Trainer Robyn Cuffey

Robyn Cuffey pairs up with the MSSPA

Harness racing is popular in Maine. Every year, scores of horses head to the tracks in Scarborough and Bangor. Hundreds do poorly or never even make it to the starting gate. ...read more

From Left, Carolyn Beem of L.L. Bean, Marilyn Goodreau and Meris J. Bickford of

$1,000 Gift Will Help Area Nonprofit Care for Abused Animals

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 $1,000 gift from Maine’s most successful ...read more