Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | September 9, 2009

Chip Chip Hooray – Second Chance Celebrates 15 Years!!!

Wrangler wrangles up the smiles.

Wrangler wrangles up the smiles.

Second Chance Humane Society is celebrating 15 years of success and invites the entire community to join with us!  There will be two celebrations in two areas of our large service region.  On Saturday September 26 we will be celebrating in Telluride at Elks Park and on Sunday September 27 we will be in Ridgway’s Town Park. 

Both events take place from 3-5 PM and involve “Chip Parties” offering ½ priced micro-chipping for all pets (only $25!) as well as an array of “chip” treats such as chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, chocolate chip cake, chips and dip, etc.  There will be music and giveaways as well.

Second Chance is hosting these community parties to highlight its origins (15 years ago) as a grassroots non-profit organization that has developed successful rescue and prevention programs and services as a result of the generosity, commitment, and consistent support of its surrounding communities.  Second Chance is also intends these parties to reflect our deep appreciation for all that the Ouray and San Miguel County communities have done (financial contributions, volunteering, donating and shopping at our Thrift Shop, etc…) to allow us to keep growing and rescuing hundreds of homeless pets each year.

We hope that community members will visit us (in the park of your choice) and take advantage of the great deal on micro-chipping your pets.  This is the absolutely best way to assure that your pet can quickly be returned to you if lost.  Microchips (implanted quickly and painlessly into subcutaneous layer of your pets skin) are tiny, harmless, and cannot (despite rumors) be tracked by a satellite.  They are simply encoded with a serial number that can be read by a scanner and tracked immediately to the pet parent listed in the database.   

Another celebratory event taking place as a benefit for Second Chance will be occurring on Sunday September 20th at 2 PM at the Petco parking lot in Montrose.  In a nation-wide effort to support local shelters, maurices stores (in 44 states across the country) are hosting pet-themed fashion shows. The event in Montrose, “Rescues & Runways” will feature models (sporting the latest fall looks from maurices) and adoptable pets on the runway.  There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to Second Chance Humane Society.

Additionally, maurices store in Montrose is encouraging shoppers to support Second Chance Humane Society by bringing pet supplies to its store in exchange for a coupon for 20 percent off one regular-priced item. The campaign goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of supplies in its 700 stores across the nation.  Leashes, collars, toys, treats, and certain brands of pet foods are all being accepted at maurices throughout the month of September.

So come out and experience fashion, music, chocolate chips and microchips, and much more all in support of a 15 year tradition of providing second chances for homeless pets throughout the region!  My name is “Wrangler” and I am very excited about my doggie debut on the “catwalk” as I am certain to catch the eye of my new forever family…

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other Programs.  Visit our shelter pets online: www.secondchancehumanesociety.org.  Direct Pet Column questions to:  kelly@secondchancehumanesociety.orgPhoto by Real Life Photographs.

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