GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -
The Roice-Hurst Humane Society is seeking the public's help to foster animals as they are expecting some new furry friends from Texas shelters due to the recent tropical storm Harvey.
The shelter is expected to receive 10 dogs but first they need to make room for them, which is why they have turned to the public for help.
Anyone can volunteer to foster a animal, says Anna Stout, Executive Director, Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Those who are interested should know they will house the animal for some time until there is space for them to come back to the shelter she adds.
In order to foster an animal an application must be filled out and submitted to the shelter. A home check will then be conducted and if approved the shelter will provide all the supplies necessary to care for the animal.
The more people who volunteer to foster animals, the more animals the shelter will be able to bring in. The dogs the shelter will receive are not stray animals they are dogs who have already been in the shelters.
"What we are trying to do is find a way to bring as many dogs up and out of the shelters as possible to clear space in the shelters in Texas for stray animals that are found in the aftermath of the storm, as well as animals that people have to surrender to shelters because of their situation," said Stout.
Roice-Hurst is the only shelter within Mesa County that is able to take in any dogs and they hope they can help by taking in more.
The shelter also encourages those who are looking to adopt to do so now due to this being a critical time for these pets to find a home.