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Board of Second Chance

Dan Brillon of Second Chance Humane Society


Dan Brillon

Dan is an avid outdoor adventurer and lover of animals. While visiting Nepal over a decade ago to run the Mt. Everest Marathon he was moved by the sheer number of street dogs in need of help and subsequently became a founding donor of Street Dog Care based in Kathmandu. Since then he's been an active member in his communities volunteering to help animal welfare organizations.

When not out in the mountains Dan has over 30 years of experience as a CFO and finance executive working for diverse organizations such as Microsoft and the International Mountain Bike Association. Dan was born and raised in Seattle, WA but found his home in the mountains of Colorado. He is the proud Dad of a Second Chance alumni dog named Willow.

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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