Down on the Farm
by Marilyn Goodreau, President
I love to tell you about the wonderful work that is accomplished every day on our farm in South Windham, Maine! As Maine’s largest and only full service facility dedicated to the care of equines who have been seized by law enforcement officials of the State of Maine, our barns are filled with horses who have suffered mightily before being placed with our not-for-profit organization.
One of our recent success stories is “Doc,” a gorgeous two year old, pure bred, American Saddlebred. Doc is one of three horses that Maine’s animal welfare program agents removed from a neglectful owner in the fall of 2006. As the photos show, poor Doc, then a stallion, was starving and in very poor condition. Because we were able to take ownership of Doc and provide all necessary medical treatment, together with an appropriate feed program, today he is a magnificent young gelding with a secure future here at the farm. Doc, unfortunately, is not unique in that over the years, the Society has received into its care horses of virtually every breed from Arabian to Warmblood.
Without membership support, donations, and bequests, we would be less able to respond to the needs of the many animals that are placed with our Society. On behalf of Doc and all the grateful creatures living down on the farm, thank you.