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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


Friend is a great cat that just wants to go to a home and be with someone that will cuddle...


Timon is kinda shy but would like someone to play toys with and to cuddle with. We highly encourage calling...


It's Kitten Season!!!!! We have a bunch of little kittens awaiting their forever homes! Ranging in colors, sex, and personality...


Buddy is a 5 year old beautiful and sweet Mix breed. He is very friendly and well behaved. He loves...


Louise is a beautiful Border Collie mix and she is about 1 1/2 years old. Louise is very sweet, loving...


Meet Jack! Jack is a 4 to 5 year old Shepherd Mix awaiting his forever home! He loves to go...

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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