An update, in his own words, with young horse Windy River, who will turn 2 years old on March 1, 2021. Q: How have you been doing Windy River? Windy River: “I’m having so much fun! When my friend and trainer Chris Lombard comes to visit me, I get to play with this super fun […]
You already know the story – a horse is severely neglected and starving and shows up at MSSPA for rehabilitation and rehoming. That was true of Molly, but the rest of her story is just a little different. Molly is a purebred, registered Quarter Horse, and the beginning of her life didn’t include starvation and […]
Despite all of the challenges of 2020, eight rescued 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! Gunner, a gorgeous red dun registered Quarterhorse, was adopted by Heather in May and had […]
Gazing into the soulful and lively eyes of 16-year-old Arabian Jafar, it’s hard to believe that he was a breath away from humane euthanization before he called MSSPA his home. Based on his poor condition and likelihood of having significant lifelong discomfort, some of the professionals treating him at the time of his removal discussed euthanization as the […]
Meet Quarter Horse cross Willey, whose independence has flourished during his time at River Road Farm. He is a quiet horse and doesn’t ask to be the center of attention. In fact, he prefers to spend time on his own, discovering what nature has to offer as he enjoys time in his paddock. But it […]
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Young Quarter Horse Violet may have started her life as a boss mare, but the incredible mistreatment she and her herdmates suffered at the hands of a neglectful owner soon acted to steal the spirit and life from her. As a part of the Neglected Nine, a herd of horses that were seized in Washington County […]
When chestnut mare Bonnie and fleabitten grey Clyde came to MSSPA as the result of a large-scale seizure of animals, neither was healthy enough to cause much mischief. The neglect Bonnie experienced in her former home included lack of food and no accessible shelter. She wasn’t even free to roam the open range; she and […]
Apollo, a young appendix quarter horse gelding, began life as an orphaned foal. He was born to a nurse mare for hire and was not permitted to bond with his dam before an early separation. The young foal was then taken in by a Midwestern equine shelter. Young Apollo was adopted, transported to the east […]
The summer 2020 edition of The Society Pages is full of news and photos featuring the horses you care about. Check it out for adoption updates, news about the latest happenings at New England’s premier horse shelter, and so much more. Also, please take a short survey HERE to let us know more about YOU!
There comes a time when people no longer need their worldly assets. Each of us has the power to decide what will happen to ours when that time arrives. The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals has long been blessed with final gifts made by ordinary-seeming women and men. These individuals, like Elizabeth […]
Adopt: to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent. Adoption is the ultimate goal for each horse receiving loving care here at River Road Farm. When Buck and Scotch were first unloaded at River Road Farm, some of the staff and volunteers looking on cried. The horses’ appearance was […]