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Our next clinic will be
Sunday, Dec. 13th  9 am - 12 pm
At the Shelter

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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.
We can't do it without your help, so please...
Won't you lend a helping hand  
to a deserving homeless pet?
Jake was a 10-yr.-old Lab mix with an advanced case of heartworm. 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
Please join our 
"Circle of Friends"   
Join 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.

You will receive a personalized card with a picture and history of your chosen pet. 

Please.... Lend a helping hand today - Your heart will be happy you did!

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 and our animals healthy and as stress free as possible. 
Group Visitor Policy
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."
If you were formerly signed up for the "City Market Cares" program, your donations are no longer valid.
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"!
    Support  Roice-Hurst 
     By Shopping City Market
It doesn't cost you anything ! 
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.
Our Adoption Package
There are times when the human/animal bond breaks or circumstances change and a guardian  
Giving Up Your Pet
must relinquish a pet. 
About us... 
Tips For A Successful Adoption
Whether you are adopting a cat or a dog, these tips can help you and your new pet form a lasting and loving bond.
First Come First Served!
​For a touching look at the people and pets that make the Roice-Hurst Humane Society a reality we invite you to take the time to see the video that was produced for our 2nd Annual Roice-Hurst Round Up. 
Would you like to do something EXTRA special for the dogs?
Discounts are available from Kuranda for donations to animal shelters!
Donate a comfy Kuranda Dog Bed!
We can't do it without your help, so please...
Shop "Amazon Smile" for Roice-Hurst!
When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Roice-Hurst Humane Society!
Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m - 5 p.m
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Monday

What's the Best Day of the Year
to Help Save the Animals?
Your Donation Goes Further on Tuesday, December 8th!
For 24 hours that Tuesday, donors can make tax-deductible donations to Roice-Hurst and other local non-profits that will  be enhanced by a $1 million Incentive Fund created by FirstBank and other partnering sponsors. Donors can also go online and pre-schedule their donations for Dec. 8 starting NOW!

Schedule Your Donation Today!
By donating to Roice-Hurst on Colorado Gives Day, you’ll be  making a BIG difference in the lives of hundreds of animals. 
Like Brock, shown here with our outstanding Operations Manager, Dorothy McClure. Little Brock, a 5 year old Chihuahua, came into the shelter extremely depressed and scared. It was obvious that he thought his life was over. 

However, Dorothy and the rest of the staff were determined to give Brock the love and attention he needed to regain his confidence. Within a couple of weeks he was back to his regular friendly and perky personality and was happily adopted into his own truly forever home.

Your enhanced donation will also benefit the hundreds of cats and kittens who come to the shelter needing refuge from the streets.

So far this year, we have saved 146 adult cats and 218 kittens - (many of whom were abandoned un-weaned babies.)

Cindy O'Shea, shown here with  Xanadu, is one of our great Adoption Counselors who also fosters kittens that are too young to be adopted. This often entails bottle-feeding every 2 to 4 hours - every day and every night.

So far this year, Cindy has fostered 75 orphaned kittens and several pregnant mamas and their resulting kittens.
Cindy, along with other staff and volunteers, work diligently to foster these needy babies who would likely not be alive today without their help.

You are invited to at a pre-event at Kannah Creek Brewing Co. starting at 5:30 p.m. on Dec.7th, featuring gift basket prize drawings and the tapping of a unique brew. Representatives from participating local nonprofits will be on hand to answer questions and help preschedule donations for Colorado Gives Day.

Or, you can pre-schedule your enhanced donation NOW - ONLINE!
Featured Pet - Hank
Hank is a 9 month old Australian Cattle Dog. He is a sweetheart and full of life and energy! Hank is also deaf, but that doesn't stop him from being a happy, curious puppy. He was adopted from RH when he was a very young pup, but unfortunately his owners were moving and couldn't take Hank, so he was brought back to the shelter to find a new home.   The staff has been working on basic sign language with Hank, and he already knows several commands.  Still young and very smart, he has plenty of potential to continue learning as he is still discovering what the world is all about. Hank loves to play fetch and is a happy dog with a big heart!     Read More