About us

Board of Second Chance

Cindy-Ott Jones

Cindy Ott-Jones joined the SCHS Board of Directors in 2018.  She 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.

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. 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 regularly at the Shelter in September 2017.

Cindy’s love for all animals began early on with her upbringing in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas. Her parents and older sister felt the same, fortunately, and tolerated her obsession to care for as many critters as possible. This passion was continued in obtaining a degree in Natural Resource Management from Kansas State University and wildlife management practices carried out in her career with the National Park Service.

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. 

Animals have brought such joy to my life! How could I not want to give my time and energy to such an incredible organization who assures the continuing bond of affection between animals and people!

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) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

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