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In response to the heightened public concerns regarding the evolution of the Coronavirus in our region and in respect of the guidelines being put forth by the medical community, Second Chance Humane Society has made the difficult decision to postpone Furry Flicks & Fashion, scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 14th at the 4H Center in Ridgway.
We do intend to present the wonderful live and silent auction items in an online format that will still enable our supporters to benefit from the exciting items that were so generously donated to our auction.
Please consider continuing your support of Second Chance Humane Society and our mission of “Connecting Pets, People and Community While Saving Lives”, by participating in our online auction or, alternatively, sponsoring an animal’s care for a period of time or making a donation en lieu of attending our fundraiser.
While this remains a challenging time for us all, please know that the animals we take in and care for still require every bit of love, nurturing and care as we have always prided ourselves on giving them. Your support during this difficult time is more valuable than ever.
We will be providing updates shortly on the status of our online auction. Wishing everyone in our community health & strength during these challenging times.
The Staff and Board of Second Chance Humane Society
Animal Saints and Pet Shrines is a whimsical folk-art exhibit paying reverence toward local animals and highlighting the human-animal connection.
Local artists and elementary school teachers, Klara Lapp and Rachel Lackey have collaborated to bring you this Saint Valentine’s Show for the month of February at La Cocina de Luz Restaurant in Telluride.
Ten percent of Proceeds will be donated Second Chance!
Thank you to Klara, Rachel & La Cocina de Luz and to all animal lovers for your support!
Stop by and see the Memorial Gardens at our shelter property during our public hours (Tuesday through Sunday 11AM - 6 PM). It is a beautiful space and we want our whole community to experience it.
It is never too late to create a lasting remembrance to your faithfully departed pets (or loved ones who were dedicated to their pets). Engraved plaques and granite markers for placement in the garden are available all year.
1.3 million people nationwide were able to take a look at some of Second Chance Humane Society’s outreach services when the most watched series on the Animal Planet Channel, Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet, partnered with Second Chance to provide free spay-neuter and medical clinics in Nucla and Ridgway. The episodes (links below) aired this past summer.
78 pets went through the spay/neuter clinics and additional pets also received special medical care (from pulling rotten teeth to removing masses and treating ear infections). All services were provided free of charge with the exception of a $5 charge for vaccinations.
It was a pleasure to work with this team of veterinarians who clearly embrace an incredible passion for saving lives through spay/neuter programming.
Bow Wow Film Festival - which celebrates, educates & inspires all things doggie via the art of short film!
Stellar silent & live auctions
Yappy Hour with Nibbles & Cash Bar
Your financial support of this fundraiser helps achieve our mission of Saving Lives and Promoting the Human-Animal Bond!
Paws for Art is a touring sale of the best artwork donations to our Thrift Shops. This allows art collectors, or those just looking for something new for their homes, a better opportunity to view these amazing pieces. It also allows us to get better prices for these donations - which go directly toward our life saving animal welfare programs and services.
Paws for Art is always seeking a new venues to take its traveling sale of donated art. Contact us if you would like to host this life-saving fundraiser of fabulous art at fabulous prices!