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, or learn about our Equine Assisted Therapy collaboration.


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





Come meet Brute, he is a 7 year old great boy that loves everyone. Brute has great manners and looks...


Aya is a beautiful blue eyed, curly tail girl. She is a happy silly girl. She loves people and always...


Buddy is a fun boy who loves people. He is playful and smart and gets along with the other dogs...

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