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


MSSPA Opposes Question 3

On November 2nd, Maine voters will consider Question 3, the “Right to Produce, Harvest, and Consume Food Amendment.”  Despite the appealing name of the measure, MSSPA’s leadership team and Board of Directors believe that the proposed constitutional amendment may have dire–albeit unintended–consequences for Maine animals.  That’s why the Society is encouraging its supporters and all Maine animal lovers to vote No on 3.  Please click the button below for more details about MSSPA’s position on the measure and links to additional resources.

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In July, the number of horses in the MSSPA shelter nearly doubled in a single day when a herd of 20 neglected horses arrived at the farm in urgent need of care. Their medical needs are extensive, but we are committed to getting each and every member of the herd what they need. Even though it is quite shocking, this is really a happy story of horses who are finally receiving the care and love they deserve.

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Yoga on the Farm

Looking for a fun and relaxing activity this summer? The combination of Horses + Yoga may not be as well known as Peanut Butter + Jelly, but it’s actually even better! Sign up for yoga on the farm with Ashley Flowers Yoga and experience the peace and joy that comes from practicing yoga in the fields surrounding the paddocks where the rescued horses graze.

Classes are scheduled for October 23rd at 10:00AM. Tickets are $20, and your ticket purchase supports a local small business and the rescued horses.  Click the button below for all of the details and to get your tickets.

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MSSPA’s popular Picnic with Ponies program is accepting reservations for its second season, and there are spots available now! Reservations are required, and the shelter is not open to visitors outside of this program.  Everyone at MSSPA is excited to see you, so please book your spot today.

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Well-loved veterinarian Dr. David Jefferson started working for the health and well-being of the equines at MSSPA in the 1970s. Now that he’s retired, he serves on the Society’s Board of Directors. He recently sat down in MSSPA’s indoor arena with Peg Keyser for an interview on News Center Maine’s 207 to talk about his newest book, Goodbye Old Friend: The Euthanasia of Your Horse.

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Thanks to you, the MSSPA has been caring for abused, neglected Maine horses for nearly 150 years.

We’re so thankful to have supporters like you!

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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!

Do you have room in your barn and heart for the right horse?

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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.

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