"Today, Second Chance is at another crossroads in its history in that it must either increase its capacity or curtail its services to meet the needs of a growing community."

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Second Chance Humane Society was founded in 1994 in response to a need for animal control and care services in Ouray County. Due to the success of its services during the first few years, Second Chance expanded its coverage area to offer animal care services within San Miguel County as well as partial services to other adjacent regions such as Montrose County.

In 2006, the steady growth of the local population and corresponding community need for animal welfare service necessitated that Second Chance transition from a volunteer driven organization to a professionally staffed non-profit and expand its core programs.  In addition, the transition to a professional management team afforded Second Chance the capacity to develop new programs such as subsidized spay/neuter and community outreach that proactively impact animal welfare.

1994 - Second Chance Humane Society forms to help homeless pets in Ouray County.
1998 - Second Chance Humane Society opens a thrift store to subsidize operations.
2004 - Second Chance Humane Society relocates to its current shelter.
2006 - Second Chance Humane Society hires full time professional staff.
2006 - Second Chance Humane Society successfully expands programs and services.

Second Chance, Today

Second Chance is at another crossroads in its history in that it must either increase its capacity or curtail its services to meet the needs of a growing community. In order for it to continue to provide high quality services to both people and pets, it must construct an animal resource center that can both shelter pets as well as provide a platform for the organization's many proactive services such as education, subsidized medical assistance and spay/neuter efforts.

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

Address

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

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Contact

Phone
(970) 626-2273
animalcare@adoptmountainpets.org

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

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