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.

Saving the 22 Saving the 22

My name is Bear. I was rescued a few weeks ago by Second Chance Humane Society, along with 21 other amazing Border Collie/Cattle Dog relatives, from a serious situation. Our story of how we got here is one filled with heroes, fortuitous...

The Crazy Coconut Cure The Crazy Coconut Cure

Hi my name is Lucy, a homeless pet here at Second Chance Humane Society (more on me later) and my Pet Column topic this week is coconuts. The coconut craze (using coconut for a range of benefits from nutritional to household remedies and body care)...

Don't Declaw Don't Declaw

Dear Curious, you ask a very important and not well understood question (actually it is not well understood in the U.S. but in most developed countries declawing is recognized as totally inhumane and is prohibited). Declawing should not be compared...

Senior Perks Senior Perks

Dear Krazy, thank you so much for your lovely compliments. My staff thought it best if I, Kandy Korn, wrote back to you directly. Your email comes at an interesting time as my staff here at Second Chance have taken up a particular crusade to find...

Just One Litter Just One Litter

Dear Concerned, my name is River. I am a nine week young Siamese mix kitten born right here at the Second Chance shelter, as my Mom delivered us shortly after arriving here. As a kitten born and raised in a shelter the best piece of advice I can...

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