Foster parents needed at Roice-Hurst

Published: Sep. 5, 2017 at 7:18 PM MDT
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The Roice-Hurst Humane Society is helping to rescue dogs that have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The society is working with shelters in regions that were hit the hardest by the hurricane.

So far, Roice-Hurst has 34 foster applications and needs more than 150 in order to get the dogs flown to Grand Junction.

"I would just hate to be in that situation and I don't know what I would do if I wasn't able to keep my pets," said foster parent and volunteer Laura Taylor.

"We think that if we in Grand Junction can help out in a small way with the animals in Houston, that maybe it can alleviate some of the stress down there," said executive director at Roice-Hurst Anna Stout.

The dog house may not be so packed right now but could soon be full of rescues.

"What we are doing here is offering help, it’s not a guarantee that we are going to be taken up on that offer there no guarantee that we are going to be needed we just want to make sure we as a community are prepared if we do get that call to say we need to send you some dogs," said Stout.

It's something temporary, that could turn into a lifelong friendship.

"It's not a big commitment to ask for and also in the meantime, they may fall in love with a future member of their family and or come to the realization that they may want to adopt another animal somewhere down the road,” said Taylor.

You can get foster applications in person or by calling 970-434-7337, or email .

The window to submit applications closes on Friday. That deadline gives Roice-Hurst employees enough time to complete the state required home checks and to get to know potential fosters and their home situations.