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COVID-19 Response
Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement and Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting humans and animals alike. Second Call relies in large part on contributions made in partnership with Monmouth Park Race Track as well as individual donations. All funds go directly to caring for the animals. With racing now suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic, our program will be dramatically impacted into the foreseeable future. Yet the needs of the horses in our care continue.


We are currently responsible for the daily care and veterinary treatment of long-term pensioners as well as horses new to the program rescued from atrocious conditions. Without our intervention, the situation would be very bleak for these animals.


The good news is that Second Call is still up and running. We are practicing and encouraging social distancing. The virus won’t stop us from pursuing our mission. However, we need your continued support. Please consider making a donation – no matter how large or small. Every little bit helps feed and care for these horses who trust and rely on us.

There is no evidence to indicate that horses can contract Covid-19, or that they can spread the disease to other animals or humans. However, here are a few suggestions for dealing with your horses during the pandemic:


    • Buy supplies as you normally would.
    • Practice social distancing from others in and around the stabling area.
    • Disinfect all common surfaces/items handled by multiple people.
    • Develop an emergency care plan in the event that a primary caregiver contracts the virus.
    • Have enough feed (concentrate and hay) and bedding for a week (ideally two) at your barn.
    • Instructions for care should be written down on paper, in a text, via email or on a voice message.
    • Create a short list of people who, at a minimum, can feed, water and muck out your horses on a daily basis.
    • Although horses can remain in a stall for days if needed, this is not an ideal situation and could increase the likelihood of colic, respiratory and muscle issues for some horses. If daily exercise is needed, people asked to look after your horses should have the necessary experience.
    • Horses should be easily identified by a name on a halter or a stall, or by other identifying features written in instructions for care.


    Be safe everyone and thank you for thinking of us during these challenging times.


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