After almost shutting down just one year ago, the Roice-Hurst Humane Society is still open and still saving the lives of homeless pets, thanks to the generosity of the community.
On Saturday, Old Chicago hosted its second annual “Pets and Pizzas in the Park” event to benefit the shelter at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.
The restaurant sold pizza and drinks, giving 100% of its proceeds to the shelter.
As well, the shelter hosted an adopt-a-thon and microchip-a-thon, in which three pets found new homes, and dozens got chipped.
Old Chicago General Manager Scott Bialkowski says no animal should have to live a lifetime in a kennel, “dogs are meant to run and roam and sniff and fetch and have fun and they deserve to happiness just like anybody else.”
Bialkowski says he hopes the event will encourage everyone to think about how they can give back in their own community, “It feels good to give to your community and help out and especially dogs and cats, things that kind of get put by the wayside when times are tough”.
The Roice-Hurst Humane Society says anyone willing to give a pet a loving home is welcome to come by and check out all the wet noses up for adoption.
For more information on the shelter, or how you can help, visit their website at http://www.rhhumanesociety.com/ .