News & Events

News & Events

There are always many goings-on at the MSSPA shelter and in its herd, so check this page often!  Keep scrolling to find out about upcoming events and new MSSPA programs, or take a few moments to read the shelter updates.

Updates from River Road

One of the best parts of running an animal shelter for formerly abused and neglected horses is finding the perfect home for them. Despite all of the challenges of 2020, eight horses left the shelter for new homes this year. Thank you to all of the loving adopters who made space in their hearts and in their barns for these deserving horses. Click the button to learn more about the happy next chapter for each of these horses and their new humans!


Read About the 2020 Adoptions

Thanks to you, the MSSPA has been caring for abused, neglected Maine horses for nearly 150 years.

We’re so thankful to have supporters like you!

Double Your Horsepower!

Dexter was a victim of neglect. A story shared by many of the horses at MSSPA’s equine shelter. YOUR past donations assured Dexter’s successful rehabilitation. YOU can make a difference again. Team up with Eco-Kids to have your year-end gift matched up to $10,000 and support the well-being of all the horses at the farm.

Make Your Gift Today

Read Dexter’s Story


A huge thank you to Eco-Kids for their generosity!

MSSPA Operations Update

In response to the increased number of COVID-19 infections occurring in our area, we have put our heads together at River Road farm and created contingency plans to ensure the safety of the people and animals here. Although the horse shelter is temporarily closed to visitors, separate teams of staff and experienced volunteers are on-site each day to care for the horses. The Society’s administrative folks are working remotely to keep you up to date with MSSPA photos, news, and fun facts about us – the horses.

Because horses require daily care, even during the pandemic, we appreciate your cooperation and support in keeping our staff, volunteers, and everyone safe by following the science. Please use face coverings when you must be in public, wash your hands frequently, and enjoy your at-home time. We look forward to having you visit us again when it is safe for everyone.

Visit the Farm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSSPA has temporarily suspended its daily open hours.

Farm Address: 279 River Road, Windham, ME 04062

Mailing Address: PO Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082

Driving Directions: 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)