SECOND CHANCE HUMANE SOCIETY INC

aka Second Chance Humane Society   |   Ridgway, CO   |  http://www.adoptmountainpets.org

Mission

Saving Animals' Lives and Promoting the Human-Animal Bond.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Ms Kelly Goodin

Main address

PO Box 2096

Ridgway, CO 81432 USA

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Formerly known as

Animal Humane Society of Ouray County, Inc

EIN

84-1266231

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of Second Chance Humane Society is Connecting Pets, People & Community While Saving Lives. The problem we are working to address is pet overpopulation, abuse, or neglect in our region. We are also focusing on the need for support services for many low income or underserved families in our region for keeping their pets as healthy members of their families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pre-Adoption Spay/Neuter

All pets are sterilized prior to being made available for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Educate public about the humane treatment of animals and the practice of spay/neuter as the only successful way to control pet overpopulation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Financial assistance for the spay/neuter procedures via rebates and provision of low cost spay/neuter clinics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Strengthening the human/animal bond by bringing animals into the lives of people who may otherwise not have the opportunity.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Humane management of feral cat population through a practice of Trap/Vaccinate/Spay/Neuter and Release.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through a positive reinforcement approach Second Chance offers low-cost behavioral training courses that increase the bond between owner and pet while reducing the number of pets relinquished to the shelter due to behavioral issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for dogs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Humane Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through a broad spectrum of intervention and prevention services and programs Second Chance is guided by the following goals:
1. Reduce pet overpopulation
2. Promote the human-animal bond
3. Help keep pets as part of their families
4. Promote responsible pet parenting
5. Promote the power of the pet to connect people, families and communities.

Second Chance's strategies for fulfilling its goals and mission are:
1. Maintain model shelter programs and services to increase efficiencies and effectiveness of rescue work, increasing numbers of pets rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed.
2. Expand and enhance outreach programming through development of community educational workshops, outreach and training opportunities.
3. Broaden service region to include surrounding underserved communities and expand networking and outreach.
4. Provide competitive compensation to support and sustain professional personnel.
5. Identify and secure additional funding streams for long term sustainability of the organization.

Second Chance has developed the following programs and services to pursuit its goals and objectives:
1. Temporary Shelter/Foster Program - provides a loving, comfortable and enriching environment for abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless dogs and cats.
2. Low-cost Veterinary Services - provides free wellness checks and low-cost services such as vaccinations, de-worming, spay/neuter surgeries, heartworm testing and prevention, etc. via financial assistance and medical clinics to low-income pet owners.
3. Animal Control Assistance – support services for regional Animal Control.
4. Placement Program - help find homes for pets that people must surrender.
5. Dog Behavioral Classes and Individual Consultations - provides assistance to pet owners in correcting behavioral problems so that pets can remain in the home.
6. Pet Safe Housing Program – pets from violent homes are fostered until the pet owner leaving the abusive situation has safely relocated.
7. Feral Cat Program - trap, test for disease, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return community cats into their original habitat.
8. Community Outreach - educational and transformative humane programs for school children, nursing homes, veterans, and the public.
9. Pet Pantry - provide free pet food and supplies to low-income pet owners to keep pets as part of their families.
10. Thrift Shops - to help fund our programs and provide a community service of affordable goods and a major source for recycle/reuse.

Progress as measured for 2019 (unless otherwise indicated) follows:
Pets rescued: 413
Numbers served through community medical program: 1,242
Animal Control Assistance: 20 animals
Dog Behavioral classes: 53 attendees, 10 classes, 29 individual sessions, 45 hours of phone consultations
Community Outreach: 217 people through educational presentations to students and the public, 241 students reached weekly through Pets Turning Pages, and approximately 22,700 through public and adoption events and weekly Pet Column.
Pet Pantry: Have provided 38,000 pounds of food to families in need throughout the region so far in 2020.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, mailers,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have changed our adoption policies based on feedback that they could potentially be restrictive to some demographic and socioeconomic groups. We have also expanded our programming to specific engage and support low-income and underserved people and communities in our growing service region.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SECOND CHANCE HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ashley Bradley


Board co-chair

Chaucey Edwards

Ashley Bradley

No Affiliation

Kelly Goodin

No Affiliation

Chaucey Edwards

No Affiliation

Kevin McNeill

No Affiliation

Cindy Ott-Jones

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/20/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability