Our staff

Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Lisa Katz of Second Chance Humane Society

Business Manager

Lisa Katz

Lisa moved to Colorado in 2006 from Boston, Massachusetts to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a slower pace of life. Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Business Administration/Finance and also received a certificate from Boston University in Project Management. With over 20 years of experience within the financial and technical industries she is the organization's Business and Database manager.

Lisa loves all animals big and small and began volunteering for Second Chance in 2007. She has worked in many areas of the organization. She helped orchestrate and plan the first Wine and Whiskers event and was the Event & Volunteer Coordinator for several years. She also worked in the Ridgway Thrift Shop.

Lisa’s other interests include hiking and camping with her family as well as golfing.

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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