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Volunteer orientations are postponed until further notice.

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Additional Information

Please enter a date for your orientation from the list at the top of this page. All orientations begin at 11.30am at the shelter location.

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If you are under 18 years old, please indicate your age.

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Volunteer release

By signing below, I hereby agree to accept a position as a Volunteer for the Second Chance Humane Society (herein after referred to as “SCHS”), and in so doing, I agree to familiarize myself and comply with all of the policies and procedures which may be established from time to time by SCHS. In particular, I fully understand that SCHS expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals in its care. I will adhere to these standards in my capacity as a Volunteer. I understand that SCHS, without notice or hearing, may terminate my services as a Volunteer at any time, with or without reason.
I acknowledge that my services are provided strictly on a volunteer basis, without any pay or compensation of any kind, and without liability of any nature on behalf of SCHS, independent SCHS venues and locations. All services will be performed at my own risk and as a volunteer I am not covered by the insurance or worker’s compensation of the organization.

I recognize that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks there exists a risk of injury, including physical harm caused by animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless SCHS, it’s directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action, or demands of any nature or cause, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my Volunteer activities on behalf of SCHS, including but not limited to animal bites, accidents, or injuries. I also acknowledge that I am responsible for all medical bills for any accident or injury that may occur during my volunteer services.

I understand that public relations is an important part of volunteering at SCHS and I hereby allow SCHS to use any photographs of me for public relations purposes.

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Parent or Legal Guardian Release for Minors (under 18 years)

As a parent or legal guardian of the above named volunteer, I hereby give consent for my child or ward, as the case may be, to become a Volunteer for the Second Chance Humane Society as described in the above Volunteer Release Form, and by my signature below, join and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as described above. I also understand that any minor under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult during volunteer activities.

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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


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


(970) 626-2273

Ridgway thrift
(970) 626-3233

Telluride thrift
(970) 728-1100

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