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


You’ve heard of pay it forward?

Now’s your chance to “hay it forward!”

For just $5, you can feed a horse for an entire day. Thank you for helping the horses.

Enter to win and help the horses!

From now until June 14th–or until all tickets are sold–you have the chance to win a limited edition custom-painted model horse.  Every $10 ticket purchased helps the rescued horses at MSSPA.  Head on over to the raffle page for more details and to purchase your tickets!

MSSPA’s Feed and Care Bank a Lifeline for Maine Horse Owners

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.  Click here to learn how the Society’s Feed and Care Bank helped Missy and her five beautiful equines.



Buy for your friends and family, and support the horses at the same time!

Score deals at and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals.

Whatever your shopping needs, when ticking off your checklist please also consider helping us with a few items on ours. Find our wish list on Amazon.

Thank you!

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 this video as 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.