About us

Board of Second Chance

Chaucey Edwards, Vice President

Born and raised in rural Nebraska, animals have always been a huge part of Chaucey’s life. From horses to kittens and everything in-between, being around animals from a young age helped drive her passion for helping animals and for promoting the unconditional love we share with them.

Chaucey has an extensive background in healthcare and received her B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She has held positions in pharmaceutical sales, skilled nursing/hospice, Emergency Medical Services and currently works for Medtronic doing medical device sales and education.

Moving to Ridgway from Boulder in 2017 has been a dream realized after many years of planning to set up camp in Ouray County. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, trail running, cycling, paddle boarding and hiking peaks, and was able to complete her 14er quest in 2012 on Mount Wilson in Telluride.  She enjoys getting out with her 2 Husky’s, Wilson and Stella, who she adopted from Second Chance, and you can catch them strolling along the river path in Ridgway or out on the trails around Ouray and Telluride. At home, time is spent cuddling with her 3 rescue kitties, Honey, Milka and LB (Little Bear).

Chaucey and her family had shared many memories in the area over the last 12 years. She dedicates her time and resources to honor their lives and love of animals through projects and volunteering at Second Chance. She continues to support events to raise awareness of the human-animal bond, and help find loving, forever homes for all shelter animals.

“Animals bring so much love and happiness to my life and continue to amaze me every day with their unconditional love and enjoyment of the simple things. I think we can all strive to be more like them.”

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

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

Second Chance Humane Society

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