GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In an effort to stop euthanizing stray animals, the Roice-Hurst Humane Society is taking in at least 200 dogs from Mesa County Animal Services.
This is all possible thanks to a grant that they've recently received. Roice-Hurst was honored with the Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant from the Best Friends Animal Society.
Since April, Roice-Hurst has been helping house animals, while Mesa County Animal Services undergoes renovations.
They said most of the animals previously brought over had come fixed and with their shots, but this time this wasn't the case.
"This grant specifically provides the funding to prepare those dogs for adoption so that Mesa County doesn't find itself in a situation of overpopulation," said Anna Stout with the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.
Mesa County Animal Services has not euthanized a healthy, adoptable pet since 2009. This is largely due to its transfer partnerships with shelters like Roice-Hurst.
Funds from the grant will help offset the cost of spaying, neutering, and providing other medical services as necessary.