Grand Rivers Humane

All Pets Deserve a Home



"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."

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, ( 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!


Read for yourself the impact Grand Rivers Humane has had on local animals by viewing the Mesa County Animal Services 2008 Annual Report at



Cats are always available for adoption at PetSmart, Petco, J&M Aquatics, and Save-A-Pet Thrift Store. Dog adoption events are held on weekends at PetSmart OR Petco

Please call to find out where we will be this weekend!

970-257- 0070


Grand Rivers Humane

2651 Highway 50

Grand Junction, CO� 81503