The policies and operations of Second Chance Humane Society are established upon the highest of standards in regard to how we interact with the animals and communities that we serve and predicated upon the following system of values:


  • Individual approach to pet rehabilitation
  • A positive nurturing environment
  • All adoptable pets are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped
  • Expanding resources to match adoptable pets & families
  • Preventative measures to reduce pet overpopulation issues


  • Involvement/integration within an empowered community
  • Promoting an educated and animal-sensitive community
  • Generating community, private foundation, corporate, and government support
  • Growing volunteer support
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Assuming environmental responsibility
  • Gratitude for all financial, in-kind, and other support


  • Trained and professional staff and volunteers
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Self-sustainability and fiscal & environmental responsibility
  • Assuring transparency
  • Inspired leadership
  • Efficient operations with defined processes and measurable goals


  • Being trustworthy
  • Assuring transparency
  • Operating with integrity
  • Honoring diversity
  • Respecting animals, community, and each other

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

2020, Second Chance Humane Society
Managed by PMC