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Sunny

Grade Gelding Age: 21 Height: 15.1 hands
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Offered by Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
Windham, ME
Best career/placement option for repurposing Sunny:
    Pasture Mate

More about career/placement options:
Companion


Where is Sunny located?


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Sunny is located at Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, 279 River Road, Windham, ME 04062.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 90
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 6
Pastures: 4  Paddocks/Pens: 11
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 13-16 hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Equines are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly parasites
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing an equine
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Our agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  Not applicable; None received

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
At the time of adoption, title to the horse becomes fully shared between the adopter and the organization. There is a joint tenancy of ownership in the animal.

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More About Us


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Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
279 River Road
Windham ME 04062
207-892-3040
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is to provide refuge, rehabilitation, and placement of seized equines, support the placement of surrenders, and educate the public. The vision is the elimination of equine abuse and neglect.

The MSSPA provides around-the-clock on-site staffing, has access to veterinary services 24 hours a day, and maintains nearly fifty equines on its farm facilities. Each year dozens of horses are placed at the Society's farm facilities by Maine law enforcement agencies. Following rehabilitation, some animals are adopted into permanent homes. Those unsuitable for adoption remain at the Society for the balance of their natural lives.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.



EIN: 01-0212545
Founded: 1972

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 27, 2021

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