The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) is pleased to offer a feed and care bank to provide temporary, emergency assistance for Maine horses in need. Designated funds gifted to MSSPA by a Society Supporter and by the Maine Equine Welfare Alliance (MEWA) upon their dissolution may be used towards feed and supplements, farrier or dental services, or even routine vaccinations and veterinary well care. The program is a continuation of the feed and care bank that was offered in 2018, during which 42 Maine equines received 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. By providing this assistance, MSSPA can support Maine horses in providing a safety net, which will hopefully allow them to remain in loving, healthy homes and avoid other intervention.
Maine individuals seeking assistance for their equines may complete the short application below. MSSPA staff or volunteers will meet with applicants, check references, and may 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.
To qualify, applicants must be Maine residents whose horses are located in Maine.