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

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


April 23, 2017 – 1-3pm
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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.

*100% of funds raised go directly to the feeding and care of the animals


MSSPA on NBC Each Sunday

SUNDAY – Airing at 11am on NBC (Channel 2 or 6)

Watch for episode 6, coming soon, featuring MSSPA’s very own Marilyn and re-homed rescues, April and Lacy at veteran-owned, Riverside Lavender Farm.

Tune in today for episode one of the documentary series, Growing Home – telling stories of U.S. veterans who have transitioned to a life of agriculture and outdoor careers in Maine!

In addition to our appearance in episode 6, the Society will provide weekly educational tips! Watch for your furry friends, MSSPA staff, our farriers, and more familiar faces.

Please share and spread the word.

Neglected Nine Horses Safe
at the MSSPA

For Immediate Release

(Windham, Maine) October 27, 2016:

Nine (9) emaciated horses were removed from their neglectful owner by Maine law enforcement agents and placed at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. The herd was living in Washington County without food, adequate water or protection from the elements as required by Maine law. Today, the nine can rest easy as the Society has been awarded legal ownership. –Read More–

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 Society 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.