About us

Board of Second Chance

Cindy-Ott Jones

Cindy Ott-Jones is the newest member of the SCHS Board of Directors.  She retired to the Ridgway area in 2017 after working 37 years for the National Park Service.

Cindy, and husband Rick, fell in love with the Uncompahgre Valley and the San Juan Mountains on a road trip back in the early 90’s. They both loved the camping, hiking and outdoor opportunities available on the Western Slope.

After returning to the area annually over many years, a lot was purchased and a home built for retirement. When asked what she would do after retiring, Cindy’s comment was always “I’m going to be a dog walker!” She started volunteering at the Shelter in September 2017.

Being a park ranger and park manager over 37 years gave Cindy the opportunity to work with many non-profit groups and government agencies at the local, state and federal level. She is extremely excited to provide her time and expertise to an organization devoted to promoting responsible pet care and the human-animal bond.

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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