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

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

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“Tess was a racehorse, but she was never a very good one. And in her late teens, retired but healthy, she was no longer wanted by her then owners.

So they called Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, a horse rescue organization based in Windham, and offered her up — with an ultimatum. They either take Tess, or she would be killed.

MSSPA usually only takes in Maine horses that are seized by law enforcement because of abuse and neglect. It wasn’t their typical case, but they took her anyway…”

To read more about Tess and her journey with MSSPA from arrival through adoption, take a look at this fabulous piece written by The Bangor Daily News‘ Aislinn Sarnacki!

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.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Spring 2018 newsletter is now available. 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.

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!