Saving One Life at a Time
Sunday, Dec. 8th
9am to 11am
at the shelter
Please Note: New Winter Hours
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm Closed on Tuesdays
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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
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"!
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As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, The Sunset Slope Quilters, under the direction of our wonderful volunteer - Jackie Aguilar, created two large quilts, one for dogs and the other for cats, to be raffled off in December to cap the 50th anniversary of RHHS. The raffle tickets are now available at $5 each and can be purchased by contacting RH members Elaine at: (cell 970-986-5819) or Jackie (cell 970-261-5421.)
"Happy Tails” -- Dogs (79 ½" x 64 ½")
Cats (75" x 57 ½" )
Won't you lend a helping hand
to a deserving homeless 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.
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...
Click the thumbnails for a larger view.
These quilts are so much more beautiful then even the photos can depict. The detail is incredible. You really need to see them in person.
Click Here for a list of dates and display locations.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE FOUND A STRAY CAT
As winter sets in, we are seeing more so-called "stray" cats being brought to the shelter. It is understandable that you would want to help find a home for a cat that appears to be in need.
Unfortunately, it is unlawful for us to take in cats deemed as "strays." In fact, technically speaking, there is no such thing as a "stray" cat, according to Mesa County and Grand Junction city ordinances. Unlike dogs, there are no laws against cats roaming freely throughout the neighborhood.
There is no way to tell for sure that the cat you've found is not someone's pet, and therefore it would be not only illegal but immoral for us to take someone's pet, confine it to our shelter and adopt it out to someone else.
So, unless you are absolutely certain that a cat has been abandoned (for example, your neighbor has moved out of town and left the known cat behind) neither Roice-Hurst, Mesa County Animal Services, or any other rescue organization can legally accept the cat - And, even if you are certain the cat was abandoned, there are several legal steps that must be taken before the cat can be surrendered - and then only to MCAS, who has the resources and authority to try and locate the owner.
RHHS QUILT RAFFLE ENDS DEC. 16TH
It is generally Mesa County's requirement that you have provided care for a cat for at least ten days prior to releasing the cat to that agency. You will also be required to show that you have tried to locate the pet's owners by such means as checking with neighbors, passing out flyers, and checking the lost ads in the newspaper and area rescues.
If MCAS determines you have exhausted all possible resources to locate the owner, and have not been successful, they may take the cat. If MCAS is unable to locate the owner, within 5 days, the pet may be put up for adoption or possibly transferred to another shelter, such as Roice-Hurst.
Of course, if you are the legal owner of a cat, you may surrender the cat to any agency, such as Roice-Hurst, if space is available and the cat is healthy or treatable, and behaviorally adoptable. Read More
All NEW Holiday Honor Cards Are Here!
All NEW Holiday Honor
Wondering what to get your animal loving friends and family for the holidays?
Why not honor them by making a donation to Roice-Hurst Humane Society. For a minimum $20 donation, we will send them a beautiful and unique holiday card featuring a Roice-Hurst Cat or dog, letting them know you have donated in their honor.
These cards are "one of a kind" featuring Roice-Hurst pets. You won't find them anywhere but here. Who knows, they may become a collectors item one day! Click Here to See All The NEW Cards!
Do you have a soft place in you heart for older dogs? Zeek is an 11 year old Australian Cattle dog. This handsome boy is still very active and loves to play fetch. He gets along great with both kids and cats!
More than anything, Zeek just wants someone to love and a home for the holidays - and always.