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!
Giving Thanks The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, New England’s premier shelter for horses, like many social service organizations, is thankful year round for its donors and volunteers. Each day its community of individuals contributes to the resources that support the rehabilitation and rehoming of Maine horses who were once abused and […]
Chris Rogers of Raymond James and his wife, Nova; Amy from People’s United Bank; Samantha from Texas Roadhouse at our Buy-A-Bale stall Thank you to the close to 2500 guests who visited the River Road Farm for another wonderful Christmas Open House for the Horses! There was beautiful weather and everyone had so much fun […]
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The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is thrilled to announce that it is now accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). Accreditation signifies that Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also […]
The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals would not be where it is today without the leadership and devotion of Marilyn L. Goodreau. Beginning in 1974, MSSPA President Lawrence J. Keddy and Marilyn artfully guided the Society forward, holding steadfast to the mission of ending animal neglect and abuse. Under Marilyn’s direction, countless […]
The hay lofts are getting close to capacity but we still need your help to reach our goal of 20,000 bales of hay. That is a bale of hay a day for each horse at The Society. Nearly 1,000 generous supporters from across the country (23 states!) have helped to raise $90,994 so far. To those […]