GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — As part of its mission to promote the vital bonds between pets and their people, and in line with its core values of leadership and collaboration, the Roice-Hurst Humane Society (RHHS) has partnered with the City of Delta and Delta County to provide animal control sheltering services for stray and impounded pets.
The City of Delta and RHHS have worked together to renovate the city-owned animal shelter at 720 W. 4th Street in Delta and jointly with Delta County announce the facility’s grand opening on Sunday, February 28 from 11am-3pm. There will be a short welcoming and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30am, with words from representatives from each organization and special guest Rep. Matt Soper. RHHS staff will give tours of the newly reopened facility. Masks are required for tours and social distancing measures will be observed.
“Roice-Hurst is an amazing and well established organization that has been dedicated to the wellbeing of animals throughout the Western Slope for years,” Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler said. “I have no doubt that the citizens of Delta will be impressed and excited by the professionalism that Roice-Hurst Humane Society brings to our community.”
The shelter will house stray dogs, dogs and cats impounded for bite quarantine, and pets involved in legal cases on evidence holds. Pets that are not reclaimed by owners by the end of the mandatory stray hold period may enter the RHHS adoption program.
Sick, injured, and neonatal cats and kittens may be accepted on a limited basis. The shelter will also host a small pet pantry, which will provide food and other pet supplies to qualifying residents.
“We are very excited to be in Delta and are looking forward to getting to know our Delta neighbors and their pets” Anna Stout, CEO of RHHS, said. “It has been such a smooth and collaborative process to work with Delta city and county officials to get this place up and running and design systems that will get stray pets off the street and in a safe place and reunite them with their families as quickly as possible.”
“The Sheriff’s Office is excited to team up with the City of Delta and Roice-Hurst Humane Society,” Delta County Sheriff Mark Taylor said. “This is a much-needed resource for Delta County and our residents will now have an alternative for stray animals, as will County law enforcement when dealing with criminal cases involving vicious dogs.”
The Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a nonprofit animal shelter and resource center that has served the Western Slope for almost six decades providing housing, medical treatment, and care for dogs and cats, as well as resources for pet owners. Its Grand Junction location is an adoption and training center and its Delta location is a holding facility for stray and impounded pets. Roice-Hurst does not euthanize any healthy, adoptable animals and works diligently to reunite stray pets to their owners and to find loving, forever homes for shelter pets.
What: Grand Opening of Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s Delta location
When: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 11am-3pm open house; 11:30am ribbon-cutting ceremony
Where: 720 W. 4th Street, Delta, CO 81416
Contact: Anna Stout, CEO of Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 970-433-2897
Details: Masks required indoors and social distancing measures observed. Refreshments served individually wrapped.