Our staff

Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Dr. Shannon Janda

Shannon Janda grew up in upstate New York and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Zoology/Marine Biology prior to attending veterinary school in St. Kitts, West Indies. After graduating, she and her family relocated to rural Alaska, then to Southern California. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially soft tissue surgery. She has a special interest in exotic and wildlife medicine and has traveled to Africa several times to work with endangered rhinos. Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to provide services that make a true impact on animal health and make life better for pets and their families in our community. She and her family live in Ridgway and enjoy spending time outdoors.

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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