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Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Jeff Iverson of Second Chance Humane Society

Shelter Manager

Jeff Iverson

Jeff worked in the IT industry for almost 30 years before deciding to pursue more meaningful work within the Animal Welfare industry. He was inspired by his years of volunteering for shelters and rescues in the southern California area and bringing home his first rescue, Lacie, fueled his desire to do more for animals.

In 2014 Jeff joined Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. He started in the dog department called "Dogtown" and never looked back. Jeff was successful in transforming many different departments within Best Friends toward working more effectively through higher functioning systems of communication and operations. 

During his almost 7 years at Best Friends, Jeff worked in the IT dept and managed various small animal departments, ending his tenure as Medical Operations Manager (also making him a great fit for Second Chance‚Äôs expanding Community Medical Program). 

Jeff and his wife Meryl joined the team in June of 2021 and are already smitten with our beautiful region. You will see them out exploring all it has to offer during their free time. We are so grateful they have joined our organization and our community!

Second Chance Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals


Meet Blizzy! Blizzy is a 5 year young cat looking for her forever home! Blizzy is a simple girl who...


Meet Domino! Domino is a sassy young cat with a beautiful personality to follow. Domino must be a strictly indoor...


Meet our sweet but shy girl Mabel! Mabel enjoys the company of other cats but does well on her own...


Meet Pogo! Pogo is around 5 years young and has quite the story here with us at Second Chance. Pogo...


Meet Angel! Angel is a 1 year young Aussie mix full of energy! Angel loves to do everything and anything...


Meet our sweet girl Penelope! Penelope is a 1 year young Pitbull mix awaiting her forever home! Penelope is a...

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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