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Hannaford donates two truck trailers to benefit Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

Jul. 24, 2014


Donation will help organization in its mission of helping abused and neglected horses


For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2014

Eric Blom, 207-885-3132

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, Hannaford and Atlantic Great Dane Team Up for Maine Horses

South Windham, Maine — Hannaford Supermarkets and Atlantic Great Dane have joined with New England’s largest non-profit horse shelter to help rehabilitate abused Maine horses.
The Scarborough-based supermarket chain donated two 53’ trailers to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals for the storage of white pine shavings used to bed the horses each day.  The gift was facilitated by executives at Atlantic Great Dane of Portland, Maine.
The gift will allow the Society to save money through the more efficient purchase and storage of shaving, which are used daily as part of the charity’s care for as many as 70 abused and neglected horses.  The financial savings generated through this gift will be invested in saving the lives of animals.
“Hundreds of Maine horses fall into circumstances of abuse or neglect,” said Marilyn L. Goodreau, President of the Society, a public charity, located in South Windham, Maine.  “Our non-profit shelter restores them to good health and adopts them into new homes.  We rely exclusively on the generosity of our supporters to keep the barn doors open. Not only do we depend on them – our horses do as well. We are so grateful to Hannaford and Atlantic Great Dane for giving us the chance to save money while making life more comfortable for the horses here.  We will be able to buy shavings in the summer while the price is lower and store them for use when mill prices are higher.”
About Hannaford
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 185 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at
About the Society
The MSSPA, New England’s largest horse shelter cares primarily for horses seized from circumstances of abuse and neglect.  Other farm animals, as well as a smaller number of cats and dogs are also served at the Society.  The organization is funded entirely by membership dues, bequests, donations, grants, and fund-raising activities.  The Society does not charge for its services and does not receive funding from any local, state or federal entity.  The MSSPA farm facility in South Windham, Maine is open to the public, without charge, daily from 1:00 PM to 4:00 FMI, visit