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Angels Wings Memorial Garden

Promoting the human-animal bond is one of the most important things we do here at Second Chance. We believe in the power of unconditional love we share with our pets, and are forever grateful for each one of these furry family members who enrich our lives, even long after they are gone.

To honor the everlasting bond we share with pets and the wonderful memories we cherish of them, we introduce Angels Wings Memorial Garden.  This peaceful refuge is nestled on our scenic, mountain-framed Animal Resource Center at 177 County Rd 10 in Ridgway.

Angels Wings Memorial Garden is a private wilderness retreat that encompasses a walking path encircling a pond that you access walking over the Rainbow Bridge onto a quaint island of serenity. The wild space is landscaped with native plants, and the soft sound of the shaded, babbling brook provides the perfect ambiance for reverence.

While you meditate among nature’s splendour in this peaceful space we invite you to create a lasting remembrance to both your faithfully departed pets as well as your loved ones who were so dedicated to their pets. We offer engraved plaques, wind chimes and granite markers to be placed on trees, boulders, the Rainbow Bridge or along the winding pathway.

A memorial gift not only is a lasting tribute to your beloved pet or loved one, it’s also a purposeful gift that enables Second Chance to continue its mission: Saving Lives & Promoting the Human - Animal Bond.

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