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.

Bow Wow - Celebrate Being Rescued by a Dog

Bow Wow - Celebrate Being Rescued by a Dog

Second Chance Humane Society is a place where hundreds of animals are rescued each year. But recently I have learned that what they are really up to is rescuing people. Yes - whether you admit it or not – you need us as much as we need you. Can you imagine a life without pets? Well if the answer is no than the Bow Wow Film Festival is the place for you. Come join with other rescued humans to celebrate all that your lives have become since filling them with love (disguised as fur, wags and/or whiskers).

Yes indeed I am excited to announce that after a wildly successful inaugural year with dozens of shows around the country, Bow Wow is back with another rousing & fun loving collection of films. The Bow Wow Film Tour, featuring the irresistible personalities of our beloved canines (that appeared in Telluride in August), is now returning to Ridgway and Montrose.

The Bow Wow Film Tour is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film. The Bow Wow Film Festival collaborates with animal rescues, humane societies, and a variety of dog centric organizations, spanning the country to raise funds and awareness for adoptable animals. 100% of ticket sales benefit animal welfare organizations.

Bow Wow filmmakers are some of the best, Bow Wow has 90 minutes of award winning, funny, inspiring and passionate short films; crafted with talent and heart. Watch a puppy on his first ski adventure, a girl, her dog & a Frisbee, and Ask Frank - Advice for Dogs, with his much celebrated ‘Squirrel Interview’ to name a few.

For today’s Pet Column I interviewed Susan Kelley, the Festival's Founder and Director, who stated: "We are very excited to bring Bow Wow to Montrose and Ridgway for Second Chance Humane Society". “The folks involved in Second Chance exemplify the values that inspired us to create this festival. And showcasing the passionate works of our talented filmmakers, surrounded by fun loving, dog-loving people will certainly be a wonderful experience for all.

The Ridgway show will be held on Friday, October 14th at the Sherbino Theater. Doors will open at 6.30 p.m. and the films will start at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased online at bowwowfilmfest.com or at the Second Chance Thrift Store, 309 Sherman Street in Ridgway.

The Montrose show will be held on Sunday, October 16that the Turn of the Century Theater. The show will start at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a fun silent auction and cocktail hour prior to the showing. Tickets can be purchased online or at Chow Down Pet Supplies, 202 E Main Street in Montrose. All proceeds go to support the important work of Second Chance Humane Society!

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. At the door tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.

My name is Roxy. I am so looking forward to my chance to rescue a human. My human will only need to be prepared for a loving bundle of Border Collie mix puppy energy and devotion and I will take care of the rest. Your life will never be the same – and I mean that in a very good way. I have had a rough start to life so I can relate to any of the bumps you have faced in your life…

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs. View our shelter pets and services online: www.adoptmountainpets.org.

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