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


It’s a Month of Merrymaking at MSSPA

Join your family and friends every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Thanksgiving to Christmas between 1 and 4 pm at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals‘ Keddy arena.

Enjoy complimentary holiday swag as well as beverages and treats – thank you to The Wolak Group and Dunkin’! Meet and greet the rescue horses as they celebrate their recovery. View horse demonstrations. Make a holiday gift and be eligible to win fabulous, donated, holiday prizes.

Thank you and the merriest of holiday wishes to you and yours from all the happy horses at New England’s premier horse shelter.


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.