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Sunday, May 18th
9am to 11am
at the shelter
Our Adoption Package
Giving Up Your Pet
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11 am to 6 pm  
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm  Closed on Tuesdays
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Copyright © 2012 Roice-Hurst Humane Society. All rights reserved
Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a non-profit shelter and adoption center providing care for homeless dogs and cats in Mesa County, CO, since 1963. As a  501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, we are funded by donations, service fees, and grants.Our Mission: To provide safety, shelter and care for homeless dogs and cats and place them in loving and "forever" homes.
Adopting a shelter pet is not only just the right thing to do, it's also a great bargain. All the benefits you receive by adopting adds up to a great value. The love, loyalty, and gratitude of a shelter pet is priceless.
There are times when the human/animal bond breaks or circumstances change and a guardian  
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     By Shopping City Market
It doesn't cost you anything ! 
City Market will donate 1% of your total grocery purchases to Roice-Hurst. 
Every time you shop, you are helping to 
"Save One Life At A Time"!
We can't do it without your help, so please...

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to a deserving homeless pet?
Foster a Pet
Looking for a way to      make a difference? 
Fostering a pet may not change the world, but it will certainly change the world for that one pet.
Jake was a 10-yr.-old Lab mix with an advanced case of hearworm. He  was abandoned at a local boarding facility. Jake was the inspiration to create a fund to help all our pets who have extra-ordinary medical needs. 
Jake's Fund
must relinquish a pet.Read our requirements for surrendering your pet. 
Please join our "Circle of Friends;"   
a group of dedicated friends and supporters who sponsor a pet by donating a regular amount each   month for the care of a chosen pet.

We can't do it without your help, so please...
Is It the Right Time to Adopt a Pet?
The fact that you're thinking of adopting means you're on the right track. It's definitely the responsible, caring thing to do. Before you decide, here are some things to think over  first...    Read More
Groups wanting to visit the shelter in order to view or play with our animals are limited in size.

Groups of children or adults with special needs are limited to 4 people, including at least one adult supervisor. 

Groups must call ahead to schedule a tour at least 24 hours in advance.

The shelter environment, in the best of times, is stressful on the animals. The noise, the daily cleaning routines, and interactions with people and other animals can be stressful and  can compromise an animal's health.

Too many people in a group can also turn an animal's stress into aggressive behavior. Our prime concern is to keep all our visitors safe.
Group Visitor Policy
Bella is not overly fond of other cats. She does tolerate them but she will probably not be named "Miss Congeniality" by her fellow cat room "room mates."   This may be why  Bella has been overlooked for over a year now. However... Bella LOVES people!

Bella loves to be cuddled and will sit in you lap and purr her little heart out. Flash a laser light on the wall and she will keep you in smiles for hours. She is a loving and charming little girl who is more than overdue for her own home. If you have other cats, she will just ignore them - she's not a fighter - she's a lover.  She just saves all her love for her adored human friends.  
Ali was brought to the shelter in October of 2012. Ali's owner said she had too many animals and didn't have time to take care of her. Quite honestly, Ali was a mess. She had no manners, all she wanted to do was run and play, she pooped and peed everywhere, and she chewed up everything she could get her teeth on. Ali was only 6 weeks old.  Ali was adorable. Like her 6  brothers and sisters, Ali was adopted within days of turning 8 weeks old.

Ali's Story
However, unlike Ali's littermates, Ali's adoption didn't last. She was returned to the shelter after only a year.                               
We were told Ali was too active and  was left out in the yard for hours on end. When she did something "wrong," she was swatted with a rolled up newspaper.
About Us
If you were formerly signed up for the "City Market Cares" program, your donations are no longer valid.
City Market has changed the program to "Community Rewards" and is requiring all former donors to the "City Market Cares" program to re-enroll in "Community Rewards."

This program allows you to support Roice-Hurst every time you shop without costing you anything. When you swipe your City Market card, 1% of your total purchase will go to support Roice-Hurst's homeless pets.

However, you must re-enroll now. For more information Click HERE.  To go directly to the City Market sign-up site, click the "Sign Up Now" button below.
Kindness Tip of the Month...
How to Handle "Potty" Accidents in the House
Puppies have little bladder control until they get older and must be taken out at least every two hours.

Even adult dogs who have been in the shelter may "forget" their former training in the excitement of a new home, and will need some positive re-training.
NEVER yell at, hit, or rub a dog's nose in it's waste.  It's cruel, it's unhealthy, and it DOES NOT work!

If you catch him "in the act" in the house and yell at him, your dog will associate your anger with the "act" itself, NOT the location! 
Your anger will teach him that he must not "go" in front of you and the next time he needs to go, he will hide to avoid your anger, leaving you with a little "surprise" package for later.  
At Roice-Hurst, Every Month is "Be Kind to Animals" Month!
April is "National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" Month

We support the ASPCA's national campaign goal of improving the lives of animals everywhere. Show your support for the animals by wearing an orange ribbon or tie one to your car antenna!
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Harsh scolding can set your dog up for failure. The next time you take him out, he may "hold it" until he can go back inside and hide it.
about how to positively train your pup.
Kitten Season is Here! Here's some cuties from our first litter.
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