The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) is pleased to announce an expansion of its feed bank program to provide temporary, emergency assistance for Maine horses in need. Grant fund use has been extended to include funds for farrier or dental services, or even routine vaccinations and veterinary well care.
Thanks to a generous grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Maine horses and their owners may receive much-needed help. Each situation is unique and may present different needs. We know that anyone can be affected by economic challenges, which may, in turn, impact their animals. We hope that by providing this assistance, MSSPA can support Mainers in providing a safety net, which may allow a horse to remain in a loving, healthy home and avoid other intervention.
Maine individuals seeking assistance for their horse(s) can complete the short application below. MSSPA staff or volunteers will meet with the people, check references, and conduct site visits, as needed. Following a determination of eligibility, assistance in the form of hay, grain, supplements, farrier services, dental services, and/or routine veterinary well care and vaccines may be provided. Please note that you must be a resident of the state of Maine and your horses must be located in Maine to apply.