New England’s Largest Horse Shelter Reopens After Renovations
The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals opened its new Equine Rehabilitation Facility on Saturday in Windham after a $2 million expansion project.
An article on WGME.com reports the new facility now allows the horses to go through training seven days a week, 24 hours a day no matter the weather, instead of working with the animals in just the warm months. The new facility also has a learning and observation center for school field trips and office space according to the article.
Jeff Greenleaf, the barn manager, says it can take anywhere from three months up to a year for emaciated horses to get back to full health. Most of the horses that end up there are usually in rough shape, full of parasites said Greenleaf, “They haven't had any hoof care or teeth care." The nonprofit organization currently holds 41 horses on the property.