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


The Society Pages: MSSPA’s annual newsletter

Check your mailbox (or click this link)! The summer 2019 edition of The Society Pages is chock full of wonderful news and photos. Click here for adoption updates, news about the latest happenings at New England’s premier horse shelter, and so much more.


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Thank you!

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 [email protected] 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.

Watch MSSPA’s video submission for the ASPCA’s 2018 Help A Horse Day contest. 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!

If you have room in your barn and heart for the right horse, adopt an MSSPA horse.

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!