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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts

There comes a time when people no longer need their worldly assets.  Each of us has the power to decide what will happen to ours when that time arrives.  The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals has long been blessed with final gifts made by ordinary-seeming women and men.  These individuals, like Elizabeth Bedkar Simpson and Hermann Sprenger, possess extraordinary compassion. They aim for a world where all living creatures receive necessary sustenance and care.  They are not philanthropists on the scale of Rockefeller or Carnegie, but hardworking people with deep resources of kindness and generosity.  It is the collective gifts of everyday people that sustain the lives of animals in the shelter, giving them help, hope, and home.

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The horses want you to picnic with them!

Have you missed visiting the MSSPA horses over the last few months?  They have certainly missed seeing you–as has everyone here at New England’s premier horse shelter.  Starting July 7th, you’re invited to “Picnic with Ponies.”

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Please remember that outside of scheduled Picnic with Ponies visits, MSSPA is not yet open to visitors.  Though no payment is required to Picnic with Ponies, donations are always appreciated.  100% of your donation goes to the feeding and care of the rescued horses.

 

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MSSPA’s Feed and Care Bank a Lifeline for Maine Horse Owners

With the death of her sister, loss of her job, and expensive medical needs for her mare, Tess, the first half of 2020 has been full of challenges for Cumberland county horse owner Missy L.  Thankfully, the Society’s Feed and Care Bank was able to help Missy and her five beautiful equines.

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Our vision is the elimination of equine abuse and neglect.

The mission of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is to provide refuge, rehabilitation, and placement of seized equines, support the placement of surrenders, and educate the public.

MSSPA uses its resources to provide direct care, rehabilitation, and placement for horses who have suffered abuse.

The Society promotes humane treatment, training, and use of animals through education and hands-on experiences.

Watch this video as Smokey tells a tale of adoption for Jethro, Jazz, and himself.

Adoption: it isn’t the end; it’s the beginning of a whole new love affair!

Do you have room in your barn and heart for the right horse?

Adopt an MSSPA Horse