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

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


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Spring 2018 newsletter is now available. Check your mailbox in the coming days or view the digital version now by clicking here.


Help, Hope, Home

A Facility Improvement

Help, Hope, Home is a $1.8 million facility improvement that consolidates an indoor training arena and humane education center with administrative offices. The project serves the horses and the people who care about them. Our indoor training arena is a vital step forward and you are our vital partner in making it a reality. Together, we will give majestic, beautiful – yet mistreated – horses help, hope… home.

To read more about the project, and to see updates as the project progresses, click here.

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.

During the contest, which ends on June 30th, so far MSSPA has sent six Society horses to their new families. Stay tuned for the success stories of Dimitri, Marley, Boomer, Grace, Zinn, and Czar.

Special thanks to John and Raechel Gregory and Jim Welle at WMTW-TV for providing the in-kind professional editing services that brought this project to the little screen.

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 of spring is the kickoff of the MSSPA’s annual Buy-A-Bale campaign.

Each of the many horses at the Society’s barn eats approximately one bale of hay every day.   Multiply that by 365 days and it becomes clear why hay is one of the largest expenses in the Society’s budget. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of June, with your help, and fill the haylofts with more than 20,000 bales of hay.

On behalf of the horses, thank you for your support. What a difference the hay makes!


Our vision is to eliminate 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 surrendered horses, and educate the public.

The 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!