Our Pet Column

Published weekly and read widely in The Watch, Telluride Daily Planet and Telluride Inside…and Out as well as this website the Pet Column offers insights from the Second Chance’s pet of the week on a variety of topics.

The Real News of 2016 The Real News of 2016

Alas, this is the last Pet Column of 2016... I thought I would do quick year in review of national highlights until my web search resulted in a depressing list of top news stories all having something to do with violence, intolerance, and darkness...

Merry Dogmas Merry Dogmas

My name is Benny and I believe dreams can come true. Last night I had a wonderful dream and I wrote it down to share with you...

Gifting a Humane World Gifting a Humane World

Someday animal shelters will no longer be necessary. When people better understand and connect to animals like me we will no longer be mistreated or discarded. Ok, so that day is a probably a bit into the future – but if this vision inspires you than...

Gifting a Pet Gifting a Pet

Dear Help, getting your boyfriend a new furry companion for the Holidays is certainly very thoughtful and sweet. However, more often than not it can lead to a complicated situation where the new puppy parent is not at all prepared for the pup and...

A Moment of Thanks-Giving A Moment of Thanks-Giving

A lonely kitten is hiding in a ditch, left to fend for himself. The sun is sinking. He is cold, frightened, hungry, and feeling quite miserable. A woman is jogging by and he decides to squeak out a plea for help. She hears him. Her arms are warm...

Second Chance Humane Society


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