Events

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2nd Annual Furry Flicks and Fashion

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Furry Flicks & Fashion!

Saturday March 14, 2020!

Featuring:

  • Bow Wow Film Festival - which celebrates, educates & inspires all things doggie via the art of short film! 
  • Furry Fashion Show - starring Second Chance shelter dogs modeling the latest fashion trends from Chow Down Pet Supplies
  • Stellar silent & live auctions
  • Second annual amateur photo contest
  • 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!

Buy Tickets Here!

Click here to Watch the Bow Wow Films Trailer

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Memorial Garden Opening

Photo Art Sale for Second Chances

January 3rd - 31st La Cocina De Luz - Telluride

Telluride native photographer Scott E. Smith (above right), who has relentlessly captured the essence and Magic of Telluride over the many years, is generously donating 19 of his creative matted, framed collages as available for purchase at La Cocina De Luz Restaurant (owner Lucas Price pictured above left) at 123 E. Colorado Ave.

All proceeds go directly to the critical animal welfare programs at Second Chance Humane Society.

Memorial Garden Opening

Memorial Gardens & Equine Empowerment

open now at Second Chance Resource Center, Ridgway!

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.

Learn more about our Memorial Garden or Equine Program.

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.

Second Chance on Animal Planet

Second Chance Featured on Animal Planet's Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet

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. 

View Episode 1 View Episode 2

Save the Date: 6th Annual Bow Wow Film Festival - Saturday July 25, 2020!

Sheridan Opera House - Telluride

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!

Auction Donor Auction Sponsor

Paws for Art

Second Chance's Touring Art Sale

Seeking New Venue - Contact Us!

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!  

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Animal Resource Center
11 am - 6 pm

Cat Castle
11 am - 6 pm

Dog Den
11 am - 5:45 pm

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

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