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 Microchip is Your Friend The Microchip is Your Friend

My name is Glory, a homeless dog here at the Second Chance Humane Society Shelter. I am one of many pets at Second Chance who arrived without any identification, making it pretty difficult for me to be returned to my family. The lesson of the...

Pet Industry Prospers Pet Industry Prospers

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announced that overall spending in the pet industry for 2015 came in at a record $60.28 billion, according to data from an annual comprehensive report. The report covered pet spending in market categories...

Proper Vet Etiquette Proper Vet Etiquette

Have you hugged your veterinarian lately? Can you imagine a world without them? We sure can’t here at Second Chance Humane Society… So in honor of all our veterinarians that keep pets like me healthy I am asking you reflect upon your personal...

Who rescued who? Who rescued who?

Eric O'Grey’s life had hit rock bottom. His weight had ballooned to 320 pounds, and he was spending more than $1,000 a month on medications for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and high...

Dog Meet Cat Dog Meet Cat

Dear Cautious, I am so glad that you wrote as it is critical that cat-dog introductions be done properly for the safety of all involved, as well as for a successful outcome that allows your adopted cat to easily adjust to its new environment...

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