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Roice-Hurst Humane Society and Animal Shelter Servicing Grand Junction, Mesa County and Western Colorado

Roice-Hurst is an animal shelter and adoption center that provides loving care for homeless dogs and cats and services to our community aimed at keeping pets in their loving homes. 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. If you would like more information about our shelter, please call, 970-434-7337 and speak with any of our friendly staff members today!

Our Mission:

Promoting bonds between pets and their people.

View our 2021-2025 Focus Areas and Strategic Initiatives.

Our Vision Statement:

We envision a community that is healthier for and thanks to its pets.

Our Values:


Our Organization:

Roice-Hurst Humane Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing safety, shelter, and care for homeless dogs and cats in Mesa County, CO. We promote Socially Conscious Sheltering, meaning we do not euthanize 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.

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.

We champion outreach in our community, low cost vaccinations, spay/neuter opportunities and engage a group of dedicated, animal loving staff and volunteers to help us fulfill our life-saving mission.

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.

Today, the shelter remains a vital, supported, and recognized community asset in helping to provide adoption and educational services to pets and their people in the Grand Valley. 

Visitor Policies

As our community takes steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, Roice-Hurst Humane Society is focused on protecting the health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, volunteers, and the community we serve. 

Groups wanting to visit the shelter in order to view or play with our animals are limited in size and must call ahead to schedule a tour at least a week in advance.

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

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 primary concern is to keep all our visitors safe and our animals healthy and as stress free as possible.

Our Financials:

Click here to view our 2021 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2020 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2019 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2018 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2017 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2016 Federal Tax Return.

Click here to view our 2015 Federal Tax Return.




2020 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2020

2019 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2019

2018 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2018

2017 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2017

2016 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2016

2015 Pet Animal Care Facilities Act report – PACFA 2015

Roice Hurst Humane Society, Dog and Cat Adoption Center, Animal Shelter - Roice Hurst Humane Society Servicing Grand Junction, Mesa County & Western Colorado