A local 4-H group trekked to Windham Dec. 4 to present a sizeable donation to Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, or MSSPA.

The MSSPA, New England's premier horse shelter, provides refuge, rehabilitation and placement for abused and neglected Maine horses.

The Gallop Gang 4-H of Warren worked all year to raise $1,000 for the cause.

Fundraising was done through bake sales throughout the community, at Megunticook Market, Mic Mac Market and at Warren Days

Hill-N-Dale Farm in Warren also hosted a horse show and a silent auction where all proceeds went to The Gallop Gang, which also had a bake sale and lunch sale at the event.

In addition, a bottle collection site at Medomak Variety in Waldoboro helped with fundraising.

Anyone wishing to make a donation on behalf of The Gallop Gang can do so by sending it to MSSPA, 279 River Road, Windham, ME 04062.