Thank you to everyone who participated in Ride to Rescue 2020! With over $14,000 raised in sponsorships and donations, this was truly a life-saving campaign for Maine horses. Everyone at MSSPA is looking forward to bringing you an even more exciting Ride to Rescue campaign in 2021–hopefully including an in-person event at the shelter. Thank you to the fundraisers for your time and passion, and thank you to all of the donors for your generous gifts in support of the horses.
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. Well grab your picnic basket because you’re invited to “Picnic with Ponies!”
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.
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.
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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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.