UPDATE (3/17/2020): After much deliberation, the MSSPA has made the difficult decision to close the shelter to volunteers and visitors. This closure is effective at end of business (4PM) on Wednesday, March 18th. The closure will be reviewed periodically by MSSPA leadership and board of directors as new information and recommendations become available. MSSPA is dedicated […]
Sheltering in place at New England’s premier horse shelter means we REALLY miss our wonderful volunteers and so many friendly visitors, but the horses are still receiving outstanding care every day. Even though you may not be able to give Eddie a good scratch on his withers or kiss Windy River on his super soft nose, you […]
Now, more than ever, your support is crucial to keeping the barn doors open to horses who have experienced abuse and neglect. As our families and friends across Maine and loved ones around the world experience the crisis of COVID-19 and its many consequences, horses here at the shelter still need care every day. You […]
Your vote in the Community Matters More contest could again win up to $5,000 for the horses! Please cast your ballot today and ask all of your Maine and New Hampshire friends and neighbors to vote, too. To vote, go to the Community Matters More voting page. Once there, click Vote Now to be taken to a page where you will enter your name, email, and zip […]
On Sunday, January 26th, the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals hosted its 2019 Volunteer Celebration, which capped off a year of volunteer milestones and successes. At the event, which was held at the River Road shelter, nearly 100 guests from the robust volunteer program came together with their families and MSSPA staff […]
HAY, HAY, HAY, IT’S WINDY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY! Join us at the Society’s River Road farm for party games and activities, a performance by the birthday boy with trainer Chris Lombard, goodies, and more… $35 suggested Buy-A-Bale donation per family. Please RSVP to [email protected] or on the Facebook event page so there is enough cake to […]
MSSPA is once again open to the public – visitors are welcome any day from 1pm to 4pm! PRESS RELEASE Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals Identifies Rescue Horse Infected with Streptococcus Equine January 1, 2020 – The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA), New England’s premier equine rescue and […]
Thank you for saving lives with MSSPA since 1872. Please enjoy this brief retrospective celebrating our most successful year ever as we gallop into 2020!
Join your family and friends every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from November 30, 2019 to December 22, 2019 between 1 pm and 4 pm at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals‘ Keddy arena. Enjoy complimentary holiday swag as well as beverages and treats – thank you to The Wolak Group and Dunkin’! […]
Thank you to all who voted for the horses in the Better NEIGHbor contest! Thank you also to Town & Country Federal Credit Union for its dedication to Maine people and their communities. And a shire-sized shoutout to the other grant recipients:Animal Refuge League of Greater PortlandCenter for WildlifeFriendship HouseLearn Around the World Network, Inc.Maine Narrow Guage […]
Daphne and Windy River The autobiography of a colt and his once-neglected mother 𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗦 – 𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥! IDEXX teams up to match your gift, up to $5,000!
Join MSSPA staff and volunteers on Saturday, September 28th, 10 am to 2 pm, in MSSPA’s Keddy-Goodreau Equine Rehabilitation Facility for a fall Take It Away Day. Generous Society supporters make a lot of in-kind donations to the MSSPA – so many that we can’t use them all. But they can go to good use […]