Hours: The MSSPA farm is open to the public daily from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. through August and until 4:00 p.m. September through May.
Tours: Facilitated group tours welcomed – please make arrangements in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (207) 892-3040.
Farm Address: 279 River Road, South Windham, Maine
From I-95 north or south: Take Exit 48 in Westbrook, the exit feeds directly onto Larrabee Rd., stay on Larrabee Road for one-half mile. Turn right onto Rte. 25/Main St., go seven-tenths of a mile. Continue straight onto Cumberland St., go 2.1 miles. Continue straight onto River Road, go 2.7 miles. The MSSPA will be on the right. (Main St., Cumberland St., and River Road turn into one another – just go straight at all intersections and rotaries)
The Society is unlike any other animal welfare facility in New England. Originally formed in 1872 to protect the horses who pulled Portland’s streetcars and fire engines, the Society now provides shelter services, has access to veterinary medical care, and maintains dozens of equines on its farm facilities.
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 vision is the elimination of equine abuse and neglect.
The Society uses its resources to provide direct care to animals who have suffered abuse. The Society promotes humane treatment, training and use of animals through education and hands-on experiences. It collaborates with other animal-serving agencies to maximize the resources of all.
Board of Directors
The Honorable Bill Diamond
David Jefferson, DVM
Sawin Millett, Chairman of the Board, President
Meris J. Bickford, Esq., Vice President and CEO
Kathy Woodbrey, Secretary
The Honorable Bill Diamond, Treasurer
Debbie Valenti, Assistant Treasurer
Harold C. Pachios, Esq.