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Support the Snip. Stop Littering. Balls are for Fetching. Spay Away the Strays. Beat the Heat.

A lot of ways to say it, but the bottom line? Spaying and neutering is the best way to prevent unwanted and homeless pets. 

Cats & Dogs who are altered are healthier, better behaved, and live longer lives, whether they live with humans or are free-roaming.

Give Online or Mail your check to SCHS, PO Box 2096, Ridgway, CO 81432

Helping Low-Income Families Spay/Neuter Pets


We believe Pets & People Live Better Together.

One of the most important services we offer is our low-cost/low-income spay/neuter program. This fundraiser will subsidize spay/neuter surgeries for pets in low-income families.

Controlling Community Cat Colonies

Spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and ear-tipping community cats (Trap/Neuter/Return or TNR) has proven to be the most effective and humane way to control the population of unowned community cats. To learn more and dig into data, visit the Alley Cat Allies website. 

We partner with local groups to address the community cat population. One example is the Cat Crusaders- a group of dedicated, compassionate volunteers working hard to help cats in our area. They trap feral cats, get them spayed or neutered, and return them to the area they came from. They also identify cats who are homeless but not feral and help them transition to loving homes

Missy is a heartwarming example of their success. A long-haired, blue-eyed, beauty, Missy came to Second Chance riddled with pellets from a BB gun. She was surviving on the streets but she was not feral. Our vet clinic spayed and vaccinated her and healed her wounds. Our shelter staff showered her with loving care. Soon Missy was adopted and is now living a pampered life in a warm, safe home. Her new mom says, "She is doing so well in our home. WE LOVE HER SO MUCH."


Your gift will support spaying and neutering for low-income family cats and dogs, and TNR for community cats. 

A $40 donation can spay/neuter, vaccinate, and ear tip a feral cat. 

We provided TNR to 440 feral cats in 2022

The same year, our Vet Clinic altered 578 cats and dogs in our communities and our shelter.


Give, Share, Help. 

They need us, so we need you.


We are Second Chance Humane Society, located in Southwest Colorado and home to Ouray, San Miguel, and Montrose County's lost or abandoned lovable pets. Since 1994 we have been saving lives through our shelter, veterinary services, community programs, and events. Come meet our cats and dogs and find out how you can get involved

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72% of $40,000 goal

Second Chance Humane Society

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

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