Saving Animals' Lives

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    Human Animal Bond

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

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    We host fun and mission driven events all year round

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    Out & About

    Getting pets out and about

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  • Pet for a Day Program

    Pet for a Day Program

    Learn About the Pet for a Day Program

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  • Training Center

    Training Center

    Learn how our Training Resource Center for your pet training needs

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  • Volunteers


    The Rewards of Volunteering

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  • Spay Neuter

    Spay Neuter

    Don’t Litter – Spay/Neuter Your Critter

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  • Pet Services

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Second Chance
Humane Society

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Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway Colorado


Through its Give4 program, Second Chance Humane Society is privileged to be supported by veterinary professionals dedicated to giving four hours of pro bono veterinary service per month.  This program enables Second Chance to fully utilize it newly opened surgical suite1 for performing pre-adoption spay/neuter surgeries on our shelter pets and to provide low cost spay/neuter clinics to the public.  These veterinarians recognize giving back as a professional responsibility and deserve recognition for donating their services to the singular effective method for reducing the population homeless pets.

Present participants in the program are:

Jenny Karcsinkski, DVM 
Marjorie Stevenson, DVM
Steve Gentry, DVM
Michelle Dally, DVM
Susie Hirsch, DVM

Please thank your veterinarian for her or his participation in this important program dedicated to saving lives and reducing the number of homeless pets.  Look for the Certificate of Appreciation hanging in their clinic during your next visit.

1. Located within its Animal Resource Center in Ridgway Colorado, Second Chance's surgical suite is made possible by a generous donation from The Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation.


Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Dogs
Second Chance Humane Society Adoptable Cats

Second Chance Humane Society Thrift

Two store locations: Ridgway & Telluride

Second Chance Humane Society


(970) 626-2273 | phone
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift


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

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 11 am - 5:45 pm