Operating a humane society involves much more than running an animal shelter. As a non-profit, we must provide a degree of openness and transparency to reassure our supporters that our objectives and our actions are based on sound judgment and integrity.

Take a moment to read a few of our policies and position statements. Fundamental to each is the desire to create a high performance organization that demonstrates respect for its community and its citizens while striving to achieve its ultimate mission.

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


(970) 626-2273

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

Second Chance Humane Society

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