About us

Board of Second Chance

Vice President

Ashley Coady Smith

Ashley, founder of Sage Advice Telluride (a capacity building service consulting firm for nonprofits and start-up businesses), has worked in nonprofit management, event production and marketing for over 11 years.

During that time, Smith also worked in outdoor recreation with Telluride Academy as a field instructor, then assistant program director, and ultimately program director.Before that, Smith worked as a veterinary technologist after studying animal sciences and veterinary technology at St. Petersburg College where she received her bachelor’s degree in 2006. Following her deep passion for helping others and for animal welfare, Smith is excited to bring her animal background to play with her career knowledge of nonprofit development and administration. Smith has lived in Telluride since 2009 with her husband, Nate Smith, and their two Labradors, both from regional shelters.

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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