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Welcome to Second Chance Humane Society, home to Ouray, San Miguel and Montrose County's lost or abandoned lovable pets. Since 1994 we have been saving lives through our shelter services while developing effective education programs and events. Come say hello, meet our cats and dogs and find out how you can get involved — also come visit us at one of our Thrift Stores

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Our Vision

Loving Homes for All Pets

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Our Mission

Saving Lives & Promoting
the Human-Animal Bond.

  • Human Animal Bond

    Part of our Mission is promoting the Human-Animal Bond…

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    Adopt a Cat

    Look who is waiting for you…

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    We host fun and mission-driven events all year round

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    Pet Services

    Sniff out our Community Services and Outreach Programs!
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Our next event

Memorial Garden OpeningMemorial Garden Opening

Second Chance Memorial Gardens & Equine Empowerment Opening

Sunday June 10th, 2-4pm | Second Chance Animal Resource Center, Ridgway

Please join us on June 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm to celebrate the opening of our new Angels Wings Memorial Garden as well as the new Equine Assistance Therapy Program. All activities take place at our Animal Resource Center at 177 County Road 10 in Ridgway:

  • Dedication ceremony of the Rainbow Bridge & Memorial Garden
  • Self-guided tours of the Cat Castle, Dog Den, and new Hyneman Community Building
  • Demo of the new equine assisted therapy program, Equine Empowerment, we are hosting at Angel Ridge Ranch

There will also be an opportunity to create a lasting remembrance to your faithfully departed pets or loved ones. We offer engraved plaques and granite markers for placement within the garden.

New for 2018!

Equine Assistance Program

Fulfilling a dream formed since taking residence at Angel Ridge Ranch in 2011, Second Chance Humane Society is now expanding its community outreach services to include an exciting new animal-assisted therapy program!

To honor the everlasting bond

Angels Wings Memorial Garden

Promoting the human-animal bond is one of the most important things we do here at Second Chance.  We believe in the power of unconditional love we share with our pets, and are forever grateful for each one of these furry family members who enrich our lives, even long after they are gone.

The Pet Column

Louise & the Magpie

Louise & the Magpie

Dear Mr. Rob Story, The Watch columnist of the spanking new column Dropping In,

It was with escalating interest that I read your new column entitled “To Kill a Magpie” in last week’s edition of The Watch. Your struggles with the squawking crazed beast, in the form of a Magpie that you so affectionately referred to as Trumpbird, sounded very alarming and I write to offer my services to protect you and your home from further insult and danger. 

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Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

Second Chance Humane Society regularly receives calls from pet parents seeking assistance in providing needed medical care for their pet. Unexpected pet illnesses and injuries can be a serious financial challenge for many families with pets. As a preventative measure Second Chance recommends that pet parents invest in pet insurance. Today I explain that, just like with human health insurance, there are several different types of coverage a pet parent can buy…

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Cat Mohawk?

Cat Mohawk?

Dear Pet Column,

I learned some important things by reading your column last week about how to keep dogs cool in the summer heat but I am now wondering about my cat.  She seems to sleep a lot more when it is hot and I wonder if it would help to shave her hair to keep her cooler?  (Plus it would reduce shedding and I always thought she would look cool with a Mohawk…)

I respond to you with all due emphatic urgency: Back away from the clippers. 

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Our Thrift Shops

Ridgway Shop

309 Sherman Street (HWY 62)
PO Box 2096 (mailing)
Ridgway, CO 81432

(970) 626-3233 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax

Mon - Sat: 10 - 5pm, Sun: 12 - 5pm

Telluride Shop

335 W. Colorado Avenue (Main Street)
Telluride, CO 81435

(970) 728-1100 | phone
(888) 751-0520 | fax

Daily: 10am - 5pm

Shelter Hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday

Animal Resource Center
11 am - 6 pm

Cat Castle
11 am - 6 pm

Dog Den
11 am - 5:45 pm


PO Box 2096 [mailing]
177 County Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

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