About us

Board of Second Chance

Emeritus Member

Ashley Bradley

Ashley has a long history of helping those in need, with a particular soft spot for animals, which often times rely upon human kindness for their survival. This passion started at an early age when Ashley found a badly neglected and abused dog cowering under a picnic table. The dog touched her heart in a profound way and, after much work getting him to trust her intentions, became a long time loving member of her family well into her college years.

That positive experience created a foundation that has lasted a lifetime. From rescuing a kitten, that showed up in the middle of the desert, on the one year anniversary of her Dad’s death, that subsequently lived to be seventeen years old; to her current best buddy, a rescue beagle that was about to be euthanized in a shelter in Alamosa, with a dislocated leg. Ashley is all about advocating for the “under dog”.

Her work to this end, at SecondChance, started in 2010, when she and her, then ten year old son, started volunteering at both the shelter in Ridgway, as well as, the Telluride Farmer’s Market adoption events. This led to Ashley being asked to join the Board of Directors in 2010, a position she continues to hold to this day.

Ashley’s involvement with Second Chance has included a three-year term as Vice President, followed by six years as Board President. During that time, she has been heavily involved in helping to facilitate the growth of the organization through capital campaign fundraising, organizing special events, coordinating Telluride Elementary School’s Pets Turning Pages Program and continuing to volunteer to help shelter animals find their forever homes at the Farmer’s Market in Telluride every summer. 

Ashley’s other community involvements have included volunteering at The Southwest Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Center, as well as, being a volunteer ski instructor at the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program since 2008. She feels blessed every day to be making a difference in the lives of others in a place as beautiful and special as Telluride!

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

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals

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

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(970) 728-1100

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