GRAND RIVERS HUMANE
A NON-SHELTERED ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION
"Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless and suffering pets through humane education, adoptions and foster care. We will work with community resources including local veterinarians and Mesa County Animal services towards achieving our mission."
Last year 2,473 unwanted pets were euthanized in Mesa County
Maddie's Fund®, the Pet Rescue Foundation, has awarded a $40,000 grant to support the worthy goal of eliminatingeuthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in this Western Slope Region. The grant amount for each agency was determined using the number of animals adopted or transferred by eachagency in 2008. Mesa County Animal Services will be administering the grant based on those statistics and the amount listed below.
Agency Total Transferred or adopted and amount awarded
Grand Rivers Humane 1,379 $10,000
Mesa County Animal Services 1,074 $ 8,000
Cats League and Assistance of the Western Slope (CLAWS) 789 $ 6,000
Roice-Hurst Humane Society 773 $ 6,000
Montrose Animal Services 594 $ 4,400
Second Chance Humane Society 252 $ 2,000
Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control 123 $ 800
City of Delta Animal Services 105 $ 800
Delta County Animal Services 34 $ 400
Total 5,312 $40,000
Delta County Humane Society 189 $ 1,600
Maddie's Fund®, The Pet Rescue Foundation, (www.maddiesfund.org) is a familyfoundation funded by Workday and People Soft Founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer.
"We owe you a debt of gratitude. We recently adopted a wonderful dog from PetSmart. We had seen her several times at Animal Control, but we were not interested in her because she was labeled 'Pit Bull Mix'. Your organization picked her up, had her spayed and took her to PetSmart.....
See the rest of this rescue story under the Happy Tails link!http://www.freewebs.com/grandrivers/happytails.htm
TOTAL ANIMALS RESCUED 2561
Read for yourself the impact Grand Rivers Humane has had on local animals by viewing the Mesa County Animal Services 2008 Annual Report at http://www.mesacounty.us/mcweb/animalcontrol/Annual%20Report%202008.pdf (be sure to see pages 10 and 11!!!)
Cats are always available for adoption at PetSmart, Petco and Save-A-Pet Thrift Store. Dogs are available every weekend at PetSmart!!
Grand Rivers Humane
P.O. Box 3048
Grand Junction, CO 81501