"Thank you for generous and continued support!"


Second Chance has grown to become more than just an animal welfare organization. With the services it provides to both Ouray County and San Miguel County residents, Second Chance has become a vital community resource. As much as we know this growth has been due to sound operations and community support, it has also been fueled by a distinct need to help homeless and stray pets. Unfortunately, our community's need is outpacing our capacity to help.

For many years, Second Chance has known that it requires a new facility to adequately and safely care for pets and comfortably serve people. And, for many years, Second Chance has been creative and made due with limited resources, all the while excelling in its core programs and services. While there are many challenges to raising the needed funds in our current environment, the time is right for Second Chance and for our community to build a resource center that can meet our region's growing needs. Second Chance's acquisition of Angel Ridge Ranch is the first step in realizing this vision.

From the staff, volunteers and board of directors of Second Chance Humane Society, thank you for your consideration and support. We hope that you will join us in our 'Building Second Chances' campaign and will contribute to our vision of providing loving homes for all pets.


Allison Branson, DVM

Second Chance Humane Society

Animal Resource Center

Ridgway Thrift

Telluride Thrift

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

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Managed by PMC