About us

Board of Second Chance

Allison Bills

Allison is a Chicago native who fell in love with Telluride and made the move official in 2018. She has a MA in Journalism from DePaul University and currently works in social media and marketing in Telluride.

Allison earned her BA in English from Millikin University, where she served as a soccer captain and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2018. retired to the Ridgway area in 2017 after working 37 years for the National Park Service, living coast to coast, working her way up the system from a seasonal park ranger to a park manager.She's been surrounded by dogs her entire life, and now her and her husband currently have three (plus a cat) in the mix. When Allison's not hanging with her pups you can find her hiking, paddleboarding, or watching her beloved White Sox and Blackhawks. 

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

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals


Friend is a great cat that just wants to go to a home and be with someone that will cuddle...


Timon is kinda shy but would like someone to play toys with and to cuddle with. We highly encourage calling...


Nala is a sweet cat that loves to lounge around the house and to be petted and played with. We...


Meet Bandit! Bandit is a young shepherd mix with more energy than he knows what to do with some days!...

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

2021, Second Chance Humane Society
Managed by PMC