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The Maine Real Estate Network Shares Its Success

If you want to learn something about rehabilitating horses who have experienced abuse or neglect, you could ask Marilyn Goodreau of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals.  She has worked at the non-profit organization’s River Road, South Windham farm since 1974 and now ...read more

ASPCA Demonstrates Commitment in Helping Horses Find Homes

National animal welfare organization teams up with the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals to provide training that helps horses get new homes. ...read more

Rob Nesbitt Finds the Heartbeat of the MSSPA

Multimedia Journalist Rob Nesbitt, from WSCH 6 News, visited the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals during its 2014 Christmas Open House. Rob came to the MSSPA to find the heartbeat of ...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

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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

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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

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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