News & Events

News & Events

There are always many goings-on at the MSSPA shelter and in its herd! The best way to stay updated is by following the Society on social media or signing up for the email list. You can look forward to lots of gorgeous photos and news about the rescued horses. Please join us!

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Scroll below to see a few of the most recent Facebook posts and learn what’s happening at the shelter!


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Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

1 day 4 hours ago

The primary focus of the MSSPA is to care for - and rehabilitate - the ever-changing herd here at the farm. It is also a goal to keep horses *out* of the shelter system. To that end the Society offers the Feed and Care Bank, which provides emergency assistance to horse owners facing unforeseen circumstances such as loss of a job or an unexpected illness. These life changes can challenge horse owners suddenly; the Feed & Care Bank stands at-the-ready to help with short-term assistance towards hay, feed and grain, or routine vet and farrier services. Over the last five years, 144 horses and their owners have been helped by the F&C Bank. To learn more about this service, or to apply for assistance, visit To make a donation in support of this program and have your gift doubled, visit
#horserescue #rescuehorse #maine #horse #grateful #community #mainehorserescue #mainehorses #financialaid #support

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

2 days 2 hours ago

If you are lucky enough to have animals in your life, you know that (in addition to unconditional love!) they bring a sense of routine to the day. The same is true here at the MSSPA; the farm is bustling with activity year round, and the horses know the routine as well as we do. Our dedicated barn staff is here bright and early each morning to get the day started. It is a quiet time at the farm - here is a little glimpse of "Morning at the Farm." #horse #maine #grateful #rescuehorse #horserescue

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

3 days 4 hours ago

Thank you to Horses with Hope - The MSSPA is so grateful for our partnership with you, and for the many success stories that have come from the skilled training you provide to all the horses in your care. LOVE seeing photos of Lucy and Owen, and look forward to many more partnerships in the future! #grateful

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

3 days 5 hours ago

'Tis the season of giving and thanks-giving and the MSSPA is so grateful for your ongoing and generous support. Your generosity makes the life-saving work here possible, and Bodie sends a big hello and thank you to you!
#rescuehorse #mainehorses #equinerescue #grateful #horserescue #horse #community #maine #mainehorserescue #supporters #generosity

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

4 days 8 hours ago

When you support #givingtuesday2022, you help horses like Shamrock go from before to after. Sweet Shammy arrived at the farm about 400 lbs underweight, having stood by and watched two paddock mates die from lack of care before he got rescued. Shammy's luck sure changed when he made it to the River Road farm, and today he's made a full recovery, and is enjoying life with his adorable new family!
It is the happy endings that fuel the life-saving work here at the farm on River Road. We are grateful for the support you show all year long, and thankful for your Giving Tuesday gift to the herd! You can donate here, or visit our website at

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

5 days 3 hours ago

Did somebody say "PIZZA"? That's what little Owen heard! Flatbread Company in Portland is hosting a 'Community Bake' dinner to benefit the MSSPA - on Tuesday, December 6th (a week from tomorrow!). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of pizzas that night (takeout and delivery too!) will go towards supporting the horses at the MSSPA. Stop by, enjoy dinner, and learn more about the life-saving work the MSSPA does every day. The MSSPA is so grateful to @flatbreadcompanyportland for its support! Hope to see you there.
#equinerescue #mainehorserescue #rescuehorse #community #generosity #horse #mainerescuehorse #grateful #maine #horserescue #supporters #mainehorses #pizza

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

6 days 8 hours ago

Tuckered out from all that Black Friday shopping? Well, from the comfort of your own home, you can visit the MSSPA's apparel shop on Bonfire, and pick out a few extra gifts for all the horse lovers in your life. The campaign closes in four days, and the items will ship in time for Christmas. Thank you - always - for supporting the horses!
#rescuehorse #grateful #history #community #maine #mainehorses #mainerescuehorse #equinerescue #horse #horserescue #mainehorserescue #generosity #supporters

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

1 week 4 hours ago

This Wednesday evening, the MSSPA is thrilled to host "A Conversation with Geraldine Brooks." Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Horse", and the MSSPA's Peg Keyser will talk with her about this riveting work of historical fiction, her writing process, and her love of horses. Head over to the MSSPA website ( to purchase your ticket, then stay tuned for a delightful evening. This is a fundraiser for the MSSPA, tickets for the virtual conversation are $35, all proceeds benefit the horses.
#grateful #mainerescuehorse #horse #equinerescue #mainehorses #horserescue #maine #rescuehorse #community #history

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

1 week 2 days ago

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving day as we send love to all of the friends of the MSSPA, both horse and human! Much to be thankful for here at the farm on River Road - where some of the horses got a trip around the hayfields this morning. Madi is riding Scarlett, who didn’t put a hoof out of place while bareback, and is still looking for her forever home. Surely someone would love to have Scarlett under the tree this Christmas?!
#mainehorserescue #equinerescue #mainehorses #generosity #grateful #maine #community #rescuehorse #horse #mainerescuehorse #horserescue

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!