The Power of Planned Giving

As people who love animals, we have the power to protect them and help Second Chance Humane Society save animals’ lives.

All the material wealth we build during a lifetime career, including personal property and assets such as retirement funds and insurance policies, can be possible components of your charitable gift plan. Your generous, yet strategic plans to contribute to Second Chance will undoubtedly express your dedication to animals and further your legacy as a true animal advocate.

It’s not complicated to designate Second Chance Humane Society as a recipient of your planned gift. You can confidentiality and directly call Lu Anne Tyrrell, our Philanthropy Officer (970.209.6837), to discuss your planned giving options.

How your Planned Gift will help Save Animals Lives

Your Charitable Planned Gift will:
  • Uphold animal advocacy and the benefits of pet adoptions through increasing public awareness of the value of Second Chance Humane Society's Animal Resource Center.

  • Develop cultural and educational programs, including effective pet transitioning and parenting classes, to proactively prevent animal abuse, and to increase the number of successful pet adoptions into loving homes.
  • Support endowments to financially provide for the future developments and enhancements of Second Chance Humane Society.

  • Maintain operation of 52-acre Angle Ridge Ranch, the home of Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center, including shelter, medical & training facilities.

Depending on the charitable strategies you employ, the benefits you might enjoy include:

  • Blending your family and charitable legacy goals into one strategy.
  • Make a larger charitable gift than you ever thought possible.
  • Provide inheritances for your heirs at a lower tax cost.
  • Reducing your income tax and capital gains tax exposure.
  • Diversify your income stream.
  • Leave a legacy as an animal advocate without sacrificing income.

Leave a Legacy of Love for Animals

As a valued donor, you are in full control of your gift to Second Chance Humane Society. You can designate your gift with a specific place or purpose, or leave it unrestricted so we can apply your generosity toward our greatest need.

Once you inform us of your planned gift intentions, you will become a member of the Legacy Society of Second Chance Humane Society. As a member of our Legacy Society, we recognize your generosity, foresight and dedication to our local animals in need, our shelter and resource center services, and our mission to save lives.

We are here to assist you in the charitable gift planning process, so together, you, your family and your Second Chance Humane Society family can receive the greatest impact of your charitable efforts.

Take these steps when making a planned gift…

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    Contact the Second Chance Humane Society Philanthropy office at 970-209-6837 for more information about your planned giving options. You may also email LuAnne Tyrrell, our Philanthropy Officer, at We can provide you with sample language for bequests, further explain how to structure specific charitable gifts, and answer questions you may have.

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    Notify your attorney and financial advisor that you are considering a planned gift to Second Chance Humane Society. These professionals can assist you in determining what types of charitable gifts best suit your personal and financial circumstances.

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    Finally, be sure to talk to your family and friends about your legacy gift intention plans.


Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

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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