Our Mission

Connecting Pets, People & Community While Saving Lives

Our Belief…

People & Pets Live Better Together


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 & Services while developing effective Education and Prevention Programs.


We have made a difference in our communities while developing a solid and sustainable organization. Based at Angel Ridge Ranch, this 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. Additionally, our operations are significantly funded through our Thrift Shops located in Telluride & Ridgway.


Through continual 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.  Take a look at the plethora of Community Outreach Programs we have developed, come visit our Memorial Gardens.


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.

Second Chance Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals

Pepe le Pew




Brandi is a really nice young girl. She is happy, playful and loves playing chase with the other dogs at...


Cruz is a kid and dog friendly dog. He is 10 years old and would be a perfect mellow family...


Buddy is a 2 year old boy who loves people! He loves tummy rubs and treats. He is a big...

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

2022, Second Chance Humane Society
Managed by PMC