Community Medical Clinic Drop-Off Procedure

Currently our Ridgway program is temporarily paused as we make adjustments to expand programming - we will announce when we will be resuming appointments, sorry for the inconvenience.

If you are utilyzing the wellness exams and vaccines only, please follow the same procedures below, but wait in your car while your animal is seen. The technician will bring your animal back out to you once the exam is done. If there’s anything you need to speak with the veterinarian about, she can meet you outside at that time.

Animals that are dropped off for surgery must be picked up the same day.

Online Forms

The surgery consent form is available in PDF format. You may choose to print it and return it day of surgery.

For Dogs

  • Your dog MUST be leashed when on property.
  • Come through green gate outside the Clinic and place your dog in one of the outside crates:
  • Big dogs in large concrete runs; smaller dogs in travel crates along the fence.
  • Once you place your dog in the crate, you may leave.
  • The technician will come get the animal and take them into the clinic for their appointment.
  • Post Surgery pick-ups begin at 3pm. If your dog will be ready before then, the technician will give you a call.

For Cats

  • Your cat(s) MUST be in a crate PRIOR TO dropping them off. We will not put them in crates for you, and we don’t accept them being placed in an outside crate that we cannot carry into the clinic. This is for their safety.
  • Come through the green gate outside the Clinic and place your cat, in its carrier, just inside the gate.
  • In inclement weather, you may place the crate on the porch under the overhang, or the technician will meet you outside to take the crate from you.
  • Once you have placed your cat, you may leave.
  • The technician will come and get the animal and take them into the clinic for their appointment.
  • Post surgery pick-ups begin at 3pm. If your cat will be ready before then, the technician will give you a call.
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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