Protecting the health and welfare of neglected and abused equines


We’re halfway to plenty of hay for the rescued horses! Every rescued horse at River Road Farm requires a customized feeding plan to optimize their wellness. Your generous and compassionate Buy-A-Bale gift will help all of the horses receive the food they need to regain and sustain their health. It takes more than hay!

Feed the Horses

The MSSPA is open to visitors! Visits by reservation only are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Reserve your time spot to visit the Society horses now!

Visit the MSSPA

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

We’re so thankful to have supporters like you! Share your memories with the Society by emailing stories and pictures to [email protected]


News Center Maine’s 207 recently featured a wonderful segment all about the Neglected 20! Fabulous reporter Peggy Keyser and talented photojournalist Kirk Cratty tell the story of the Neglected 20 in a way that only they can. Peggy is not only a skilled and experienced journalist but–like so many of us–she is also a life-long horse lover. Plus, 207 has the exclusive story of draft mare Loretta’s adoption, including a behind-the-scenes look at her wonderful new adoptive home. Click the button to watch the story!

Watch the 207 Story


The last two months of the year often consist of reflection and celebration of the year gone by. MSSPA has a lot to reflect upon, especially with the expansion of the Society’s herd when 20 neglected horses came to the farm in July. The year-end booklet focuses on this herd in the form of a Rescue Yearbook. Follow the link below to view the yearbook. You can also “double your horsepower” and team up with generous donors who have agreed to match all gifts up to $10,000! Your gifts allow Society horses like the Neglected 20 to receive the quality care they all deserve.

View Rescue Yearbook

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Support the rescued horses by making MSSPA your designated organization on AmazonSmile, and a portion of your purchases will be donated automatically.

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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?

Adopt an MSSPA Horse

Our vision is the elimination of equine abuse and neglect.

The mission of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is to protect the health and welfare of neglected and abused equines.

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