May 19, 2023 (Spencer, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verification status to Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc as of May 10, 2023.
Second Chance Thoroughbreds achieved GFAS Verification, meeting criteria for providing humane and responsible care to equines. With dedication and commitment to demonstrating high levels of professionalism, Second Chance has achieved GFAS Verification. This certification signifies that Second Chance meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. The Verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and granters to recognize Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc as an excellent organization.
“We are very proud to announce GFAS Verification status for Second Chance Thoroughbreds.”, said Traci Hanson, GFAS Program Director – Equine, “The team of volunteers at Second Chance provides quality care for horses coming off the racetrack. These horses are truly given a ‘second chance’ to learn new skills, and then a new life through adoption.”
Collette Duddy, Executive Director, Second Chance Thoroughbreds states, “We are thrilled to be Verified by GFAS. This confirms our commitment to providing the utmost standard of excellence for our equine companions.”
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust.
About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting these animal care facilities is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. For more information on GFAS, go to: www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. provides Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) and retired broodmares with a soft landing after the end of their racing (or breeding) days by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, eventually transitioning them to a new career. We also work to educate and demonstrate to the public how versatile and trainable thoroughbreds really are. Over the past 10 years, we have re-homed over 120 horses. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please. Ride an OTTB today! To learn more about Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc., go to: http://secondchancethoroughbreds.org/.