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. Funds may be used towards hay, feed and supplements, farrier or dental services, routine vaccinations, and veterinary care.
There are many reasons Maine horse owners need support from MSSPA’s Feed and Care Bank: loss of job, an unexpected health issue, even a particularly bad hay season. Making ends meet can be a real challenge at the best of times, especially with hungry equines looking for their next bale of hay. The Feed and Care Banks allows horses to remain in loving, healthy homes and avoid other interventions. Since its inception, over $16,000 in program funds has been dispersed to help 65 equines and counting. By providing this assistance, MSSPA supports Maine horses with a safety net in these uncertain times–and always.
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. Please note the Feed and Care Bank funds are intended to provide temporary assistance to Maine horse owners who comply with the MSSPA’s policies of no commercial breeding, selling or leasing of horses.