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

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














Join us at:

279 River Road, Windham ME

And enjoy:

  • Meet our Director, Dr. David Jefferson, DVM, author of Maine Horse Doctor: On the Road with Dr. J.
    • Presented by People’s United Bank Wealth Management Group and Hancock Lumber
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Holiday Gifts
  • Complimentary Holiday Treats
  • Raffles

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • The Wolak Group
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • L.E. Seidl Jr. Trucking
  • Law Offices of Joe Borenstein, Accident and Disability Attorneys
  • Preti Flaherty
  • UBS
  • Hall Implement Company
  • People’s United Wealth Management
  • Giroux Energy Solutions


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Fall 2017 Newsletter is available now. Check your mailbox in the coming days or view the digital version now by clicking 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!

What do you get when you add one plump palomino pony to one colorful aqua-canine doing really good work together?  You guessed it! MSSPA mascot Baxter and Slugger the Sea Dog!  These two teamed up once again to help feed abused, neglected horses at New England’s premier shelter for horses.  Our two favorite big league animal supporters are leading the way, letting fans everywhere know that the MSSPA has to raise $100,000 by the end of June to help provide hay for all the horses who are recovering from abuse or neglect and waiting for their adoptive families.  Our new television commercial begins airing on Channel 8 WMTW on June 1st.

Whether you’re headed out to the ball park, off to the beach or downtown to see the sights, you’re invited to visit the horses you will be helping to feed – the Society is open to public visitors every day, starting at 1:00 p.m. For all the details please click here!

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.