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


Hay, Hay, Hay, It’s Windy’s 1st Birthday!

Join us at the Society’s River Road farm for party games and activities, a performance by the birthday boy with trainer Chris Lombard, goodies, and more…

$35 suggested Buy-A-Bale donation per family.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or on the Facebook event page by February 10, 2020 so we have enough cake to go around!

Special thanks to…

Presenting Sponsor: People’s United Bank

Preferred Sponsor: Preti Flaherty

MSSPA is Temporarily Closed to the Public

PRESS RELEASE: Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals Identifies Rescue Horse Infected with Streptococcus Equine

WINDHAM, ME, 12/31/2019 – The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA), New England’s premier equine rescue and rehabilitation center confirms that a horse recently received into care at the shelter, following its standard 28-day quarantine, has a confirmed positive case of streptococcus equine, commonly known as “strangles.” Staff and carefully trained volunteers will continue to care for all the horses during the treatment of the one horse who has tested positive to date. In addition, MSSPA has implemented enhanced biosecurity measures to prevent transmission of the bacteria from horses who are ill or may have been exposed to the bacteria to horses who have not.

For more information read the full press release here.


Daphne and Windy River:

The autobiography of a colt and his once-neglected mother

Check your mailbox! MSSPA’s 2019 year-end piece tells the story of Daphne and her foal from Windy River’s perspective. From March 1, 2019 to now – and beyond. See how their story unfolds!

Not on the Society’s mailing list? Read the full ‘autobiography’ here.


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!

Do you have a kiddo who loves horses?

Then the MSSPA is the perfect place for your child and their posse to celebrate an upcoming birthday! Book the Society’s classroom for two hours of fun, including a pony ride or horse grooming, a tour of the barns, games, and activities.

Click here to learn about the available packages & book your party today! Contact MSSPA at [email protected] or (207) 892-3040 for more information.

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.