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Save the Date!

Please join the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals for its annual Christmas Open House for the Animals on December 6th, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. ...read more

"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 ...read more

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. ...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

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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

Jeffrey S. White

Jeffrey S. White

Often it is those who have experienced deprivation and hardship who achieve the highest success and give back the most.  That was certainly true in the life of Jeffrey S. ...read more

Jentri and Badger

Badger sunscreen products protect MSSPA horses

Here at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals where once-abused or neglected horses are rehabilitated, some of the animals are extremely sun-sensitive. ...read more

Shop for a Cause

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals Partners With Macy’s for Eighth Annual “Shop for a Cause”

Macy’s will partner with the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals to invite customers to participate in Macy’s eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from the MSSPA now. 


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The Jumpers

Jump on this chance to win Time Jumpers tickets

Jump on this chance to win Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, and others concert tickets, including a delectable dinner, in Maine’s most unique venue – The Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine. ...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