Our Vision

Loving Homes for All Pets.

Our Mission

Saving Animals & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond.

About Second Chance

  • Beginnings

    Second Chance Humane Society has been working with the Ouray, San Miguel and Montrose County communities and beyond since 1994 to address the needs of homeless pets of this region. We save lives through our shelter programs while developing effective education and prevention programs.

  • Operations

    We have made a difference in our communities while developing a solid and sustainable organization. Based at Angel Ridge Ranch, a 52 acre property just a mile north of Ridgway serves as the hub of our services and programs through an animal resource center where we rehabilitate, spay/neuter, re-home, and nurture hundreds of homeless pets a year. Our operations our partially funded through our thrift shops located in Telluride & Ridgway.

  • Next

    Through further program development Second Chance is targeting any remaining gaps in the regional animal welfare system while promoting responsible pet parenting and the human-animal bond.

  • Gratitude

    None of this would be possible without the generous support and interests of our surrounding community, visitors, and other animal welfare advocates. We hold the deepest gratitude for all that you do.

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Work with Second Chance

Interested in a working with Second Chance Humane Society? Have a passion for animal welfare? Submit and application for employment today!

Seeking Part & Full Time Pet Care Specialists in Ridgway

Positions include all aspects of medical, cleaning, exercising and animal care. Opportunities for enrichment programming for dogs and cats and our Community Outreach programming. Holidays and weekends required.

Mail or e-mail a completed application to:

Second Chance Humane Society
Attention: Elizabeth Kirwin
177 Country Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

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