Lost Pet Prevention

Contact Second Chance

(970) 626-2273 | phone
lost@adoptmountainpets.org

If you've ever lost a pet you know how painful and frustrating it can be. The best way to ensure that you don't go through this experience is to avoid it altogether. That's where Second Chance's lost pet prevetion resources can help you.

Ideally, your pet is kept safely and securely at home. But let's face it, even the best most highly trained pets will sometimes escape and go astray. So, by far and away the most important thing you can do is provide adequate identification on your pet. This comes in two forms:

  1. A secure collar with up to date and visible tags that have your information present.
  2. A microchip, again with up to date information, registered in a searchable database.
We cannot stress this enough! Tags and microchips with out of date information are as valuable as no tags or microchips at all. Keep your contact information current and accurate!

Quick action increases the probability of your pet being found! Contact Second Chance, local law enforcement, and local veterinarians to report a missing pet immediately.

Local Law Enforcement

  • Ridgway Marshall: (970) 626-5196
  • City of Ouray Police: (970) 325-7068
  • Ouray County Sherriff: (970) 325-7272
  • Telluride Marshall & Animal Control: (970) 728-3818
  • San Miguel Sherriff: (970) 728-1911 & (970) 327-4291 (Norwood)
  • West End of Montrose County/Nucla Communications: (970) 864-7333
  • Naturita Animal Control: (970) 865-2286
  • Nucla Marshal: (970) 864-7601
  • Mesa Animal Control (Grand Junction): (970) 242-4646

Ouray County Veterinarians

  • Ridgway Animal Hospital: (970) 626-5001
  • Dally Veterinary Medicine LLC: (970) 318-0897

San Miguel County Veterinarians

  • Telluride Veterinary Clinic: (970) 728-4461
  • San Miguel Veterinary Clinic: (970) 327-4279

Montrose Area Veterinarians

  • San Juan Veterinary Clinic: (970) 249-4490
  • Montrose Veterinary Clinic: (970) 249-5469
  • Morning Star Veterinary Clinic: (970) 249-8022
  • Alta Vista Animal Hospital: (970) 249-8185

Local Radio Stations (free "lost pet" bulletins)

  • KURA (Ouray/Ouray County) (970) 325-7289
  • KVNF (Paonia/Montrose/Ouray County) (970) 527-4866
  • KOTO (Telluride/San Miguel) (970) 728-4334
  • KWGL (Montrose) (970) 240-3636
  • KKXK (Montrose) (970) 249-4546
  • KSTAR (Montrose) (970) 254-2100
  • KJOY (Grand Junction) (970) 254-2144

Additional Resources

  • Mountain Tails (Pet Shop in Telluride): (970) 369-4240
  • Humane Society of Western Colorado (Grand Junction): (970) 243-8823
  • Colorado Department of Wildlife: (970) 252-6000
  • Ridgway State Park: (970) 626-5822
  • Montrose Animal Shelter: (970) 240-1487
  • Roice Hurst Humane Society (Grand Junction): (970) 434-7337
Second Chance Humane Society

Contact

(970) 626-2273 | phone
animalcare@adoptmountainpets.org
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift

Address

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

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 1 am - 5:45 pm