Our Mission

Saving Animals & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Dave Bowman

David Mullings Second Chance Humane SocietyDave earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1970 from Purdue University, Specializing in Soil Mechanics, Geology and Structures and embarked on a long career specializing in Geotechnical, Foundation, and Forensic Engineering as well as Engineering Management and Marketing Services leading to a Purdue University Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award in 2000. He has served on numerous professional boards and organizations throughout his career. Dave went into semi-retirement as a consultant in 2003 after selling his firm that he’d established in 1986. Dave and his wife who had raised their children in Ohio became second home owners in Mountain Village Colorado where they have followed their passions of animals, hiking in the majestic Colorado mountains and getting their jiggy on at bluegrass festivals. Dave also spent time on the board of Rocky Mountain Ark prior to joining Second Chance.

Second Chance Humane Society


(970) 626-2273 | phone
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift


PO Box 2096 [mailing]
177 County Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 11 am - 5:45 pm