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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 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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