Providing refuge, rehabilitation, and placement for abused and neglected horses in Maine.


Make this Mother’s Day as special as your mom

Come celebrate with Daphne and her colt at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. Honor your mom at our reception from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 12 at MSSPA’s 279 River Road farm.

The festivities will feature viewing Daphne and her baby boy in the Keddy-Goodreau indoor training arena, complimentary glass of sparkling cider, and sweet treat from Haven’s Candies as well as a commemorative souvenir gift for all guests.

And don’t miss the big reveal as MSSPA announces the winner of the foal naming contest and names Daphne’s foal at the reception!


3.1.19 ★ 8:52 p.m. ★ 97 lbs. 8 oz. ★ 10 hands high Welcome this brown-eyed, bay baby boy; nursery visiting hours between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as baby tolerates.

Foal gift registry at Windham Blue Seal Feeds or online at Amazon Smile. And watch out for foal naming contest details!

Do you have a kiddo who loves horses?

Then the MSSPA is the perfect place for your child and their posse to celebrate an upcoming birthday! Book the Society’s humane education classroom for two hours of fun, including a pony ride, a tour of the barns, games and activities, and hands-on time with a horse in the indoor training arena. Learn about the available packages & book your party today! Click here or contact MSSPA at or (207) 892-3040 for more information.

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.

It is with great pride that the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals announces that it is now accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The Society is the only equine facility in the State of Maine to have earned such an honor. To read the complete story, click here!