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  Hours : Winter 
  Tuesday-Saturday 11 am- 5 pm 
  Sunday 11 am- 4 pm 
  Closed on Monday 

Adoption pick ups-Tues-Fri: 4-6 pm 
All day Saturday and Sunday 

Roice-Hurst is an animal shelter and adoption 
center, providing loving care for homeless dogs and cats. We never euthanize animals because of a lack of space or resources. All healthy, treatable, and adoptable animals are cared for until they are adopted - whether it take weeks, months, or longer.

Roice-Hurst Humane Society has served the homeless 
dog and cat population of Mesa County for fifty years. 
Through the decades, the organization has weathered 
financial ups-and-downs of our local economy and 
substantial population growth.

In January of 2010, the Board of Directors of RHHS adopted new Mission and Vision statements and developed guiding principles to help promote consistency, accountability, and transparency. It is with these new pillars that RHHS will move forward into the future.  

Our Mission: 

To provide safety, shelter and care for homeless dogs and cats and place them in loving and "forever" homes. We work to educate our community about the importance of responsible pet ownership.

Our Vision Statement: 

We envision a unified Western Slope society that values the life of every companion animal; where no healthy, treatable, and adoptable dog or cat is euthanized; and where every pet finds a safe, loving and permanent home. 

Our Guiding Principal:

WE WILL DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT, COMPASSION and COURAGE in our efforts to lead by example and be transparent and authentic in everything we say and do.

A Brief History of Roice-Hurst Humane Society
Roice-Hurst is a long standing animal shelter serving Mesa County and Western Colorado. We have helped thousands of amazing pets find loving human companions since 1963.  Roice-Hurst was founded by a grass-roots citizen's group led by the Ival Hurst and Joe Roice families who were concerned for the welfare of animals in, at that time, a predominately agricultural area.

Initially the goal was to simply provide a home for stray, unwanted animals with whatever monies the two families and their friends could spare. Joe Roice donated the first shelter, a chicken coop on his land. With diligent work the families brought the small rescue operation to life and the Society was formally born.
Today Roice-Hurst Humane Society finds homes for hundreds of animals each year. Our newly remodeled facility allows us to offer shelter to more animals and our enhanced skill level offers a consistently higher level of care. 

As long as an animal that arrives at our shelter is healthy or treatable and capable of being adopted, we will care for that animal until we find it a loving, forever matter how long it takes! 

We do not euthanize animals because of a lack of space or resouces. 

We champion outreach in our community, low cost spay/neuter opportunities and engage a group of dedicated, animal loving volunteers to help us fulfill our life-saving mission.
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Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a member of WeCare (Western Colorado Animal Resources). This coalition covers 14 counties and 25 agencies. This coalition is tracking statistics using Asilomar Standards to track individual agency live release rates and also as a means of determining a live release rate for our region.  
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Cindy & Xanadu 
Adoption Counselor 
Ashley & Alpine 
Office Supervisor 
Shannon & Olivia 
Event Coordinator 
Dorothy & Finn
Operations Manager 

Putt & Pixil
Cat Facility Supervisor 
Meet the Staff at Roice-Hurst 
Roice-Hurst Board of Directors 

Sonya Foster- President 
Kelsey Sharpe-Vice President 
Linda Eden- Treasurer 
Sue Gormley-Secretary 
Julie Butherus 
Linda Dannenberger
Elaine Johnson-Craig
Mark Davis
Holly Sizemore-Best Friends Animal Society Advisory Member 
Emily & Puppies 
Volunteer Coordinator & Adoption Counselor
Natasha & Kittens
Kennel Technician

Business Description:

Roice-Hurst Humane Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing safety, shelter and care for homeless dogs and cats in Mesa County, CO, since 1963. We promote no euthanizing of any healthy, treatable and adoptable pet. As a private 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, the society is funded by contributions, service fees, and grants.

Today, the shelter remains a vital, supported, and recognized community asset in helping to provide a safe haven to homeless pets in the Grand Valley.
Frank & Piolin

Anna Stout with Jake & Beemo 
Executive Director 
Jodi & Bobo
Cat Behavior Specialist
Sarah & Hercules 
Veterinary Technician  

Arlena & Kitten
Cat Care Assistant 
Lance & Ivan
Kennel Technician
Will & Monique 
Kennel Technician