About us

Board of Second Chance


Chaucey Edwards

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 drives 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 as a Respiratory Sales Specialist providing sales and clinical education for EMS, Fire and Air Medical Transport.

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 huskies, Wilson and Stella, that were both adopted from Second Chance. 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 keeping up with her 4 rescue kitties, Honey, Milka, LB (Little Bear) and Peanut, who all recently won the jackpot with the addition of their new Catio (cat patio…and yes, it’s a real thing!). 

Chaucey and her family have shared many memories in the area over the last 15 years, and she dedicates her time and resources to honor their lives and love of animals through community work and volunteering at Second Chance. She continues to support events to raise awareness of the human-animal bond, animal welfare and the never-ending quest of finding forever homes for all homeless 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 a little more like them.”

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

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals


Meet Marty! Marty is a 7 year old male cat who really does not care for people. Instead of a...


Meet Moe! Sweet but shy, Moe will steal your heart away by just his looks! Moe takes pride in his...


Meet Mason! Mr. Mason is a sweet, loveable, 1 year young cat who will follow you absolutely everywhere! Mason says...


Bindi is an adorable 3 year old Chihuahua lap dog. All she wants is to be with her person. She...


Chara is a young girl that needs a special kind of person to give her a home. Chara is not...


Meet Junior! What breed am I? I have no clue! But I do know that I will love you forever!...

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

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