Roice-Hurst Blog

Do’s and Don’t’s of Kitten Season

As we prepare for the upcoming kitten season, we want everyone to know the do's and don't's if you stumble upon a litter of kittens. We also have a variety of ways that you can help! If you find a litter of kittens please make sure the mother is truly gone and not...

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Kitten Shower

It's kitten season and we are in need of supplies to care for the new arrivals.  Please join us for a Kitten Shower Saturday, March 23 from 11:00-4:00. We will have refreshments and tours of the shelter (minimum 6 per tour). Can't make it? Please consider ordering...

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February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. There are many reasons to spay/neuter your pets - for their health, prevent unwanted litters, curb bad behavior, and reduce homelessness and pet overpopulation. By spaying/neutering your pet now you will help prevent the influx...

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January is National Train Your Dog Month

January 2019 - National Train Your Dog Month: Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could easily be solved with proper socialization and positive, gentle, science-based methods of training. Benefits of Dog...

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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month It’s the holiday season and many families are looking to add a new four-legged member. Kittens and puppies are cute, but they require a lot of work. Consider adding an older cat or dog to your family this year. There are a lot of...

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DOES YOUR CAT HAVE A PREY PREFERENCE?

Did you know that consistent interactive play with your fur-friend helps reduce boredom, obesity and even behavior issues like aggression and territory marking? If you’re like most cat owners, you probably have a box or a basket hiding under your bed or in your closet...

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The Sad Truth About Kitten Season

By Jodi Summers, Animal Resource Center Director/ Cat Behavior Counselor I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of kittens. Everyone hears us talking about kitten season, but what does that truly mean? Well, kitten season starts in the spring, peaking in...

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National Lost Pet Prevention Month

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. Many pets are displaced this month following firework displays and celebrations. Annually over 10 million pets go missing, and the majority of them tragically do not make it back home. We encourage you to take measures to...

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Protect your pet and yourself against rabies

A disease that garners attention this time every year is rabies. Rabies is a very serious disease that, once symptomatic, is fatal. In Mesa County, we usually see rabies in bats during the summer months, so now is the time to make sure you are rabies-savvy and stay...

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