Written by Aislinn Sarnacki, this piece appeared in the Bangor Daily News on November 14, 2018 Tess was a racehorse, but she was never a very good one. And in her late teens, retired but healthy, she was no longer wanted by her then owners. So they called Maine State Society for the Protection […]
Recently, the nonpartisan Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals welcomed two of Maine’s gubernatorial candidates to the River Road farm. Janet Mills, herself a former horse owner, enjoyed meeting Penny, a young Tennessee Walker seized from a neglectful owner. Penny has undergone rehabilitation and is available for adoption at the nonprofit horse shelter. […]
08/28/2018 MSSPA receives coveted Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee grant The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA), New England’s premier equine rescue and rehabilitation center, today announced its receipt of a $200,000 grant from the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee to support its general […]
Help, Hope, Home Monday was a beautiful, though bittersweet day at River Road farm; we said our farewell to the farmhouse that sustained many critters over its long history. Romeo looks on as the dust settles and the silhouette of the Society’s new training arena emerges. Thank you to everyone who is helping bring this […]
View the Society’s Spring 2018 newsletter below for updates on the facility improvement, horse adoption, volunteering, and more!
After years of planning and months of construction, MSSPA proudly presents the Lawrence J. Keddy and Marilyn L. Goodreau Equine Rehabilitation Facility. Thank you to everyone who has participated in bringing this project from grand plan to grand opening. We couldn’t have done it without you! _____ Help, Hope, Home is a $2 million facility improvement […]
Watch MSSPA’s video submission for the ASPCA’s 2018 Help A Horse Day contest. Smokey tells a tale of adoption for Jethro, Jazz, and himself. Adoption, it isn’t the end; it’s the beginning of a whole new love affair! If you have room in your barn and heart for the right horse, adopt an MSSPA horse. During the contest, which […]
Mark your calendars! Generous supporters give the Society many in-kind donations – so many that we can’t use them all – but we want them to go to good use in your barns. Come to “Take It Away Day” and help clean out our storage areas, get great stuff, and make a donation to New […]
MSSPA is competing to win up to $25,000 in #HelpAHorse prizes! The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) is participating in the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day contest, which kicks off today, competing for a chance to win some of the […]
April 9, 2018 As I headed home on a way-too-cold spring evening, I saw a vehicle stopped in the MSSPA driveway at 279 River Road in Windham, blocked by the chain, yet needing attention. A car door was open and I could see a young person outside the vehicle and an older man walking towards […]
It’s that time of year again – voting for the 2018 Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More contest has begun and the MSSPA horses need your votes! Help the horses win up to $5,000 this year by voting today and sharing this post with your friends and neighbors! Here is everything you need to know […]
Thank you to each person who has helped the Society protect and provide for the once-abused horses here; our mission simply could not be met without you, your generosity and kindness. May 2018 bring peace to all, prosperity where it is needed, and provide for the well-being of animals. Happy New Year!