Grand Rivers Humane Society

Grand Rivers Humane Society focuses on finding loving homes for local cats and dogs. Adoption fees do not cover the extensive medical attention needed by 30% of our pets. Donations are appreciated and will help to ensure that pets have access to needed medical procedures.

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General Information

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Grand Rivers Humane Society​​​​​​​
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1649 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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1649 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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2500 S Broadway
Unit B #264
Grand Junction, CO 81507
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Mission Statement

Saving Mesa County, Colorado homeless cats and dogs since 2005 by providing spay and neuter surgeries, immunizations and extensive lifesaving medical treatment, arranging for foster care and finding loving homes.

To achieve this mission, Grand Rivers Humane Society works closely with Mesa County Animal Services, local veterinarians and loving volunteer foster homes.

Organization History

Grand Rivers Humane Society was formed in 2005 by Dr. Joseph Maruca, with the intention to find loving homes for Mesa County's homeless pets. Dr. Maruca was particularly committed to eliminating euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs at the Mesa County Animal Services shelter.

Dr. Maruca worked tirelessly, holding adoption events every Saturday and Sunday, transporting dogs and cats to safety...doing whatever it took to save lives. It took five years but - in 2010 - Dr. Maruca's dream was realized when Mesa County Animal Services stopped euthanizing healthy, adoptable cats and dogs.

Today, Grand Rivers Humane Society is a Colorado nonprofit corporation in good standing, and is licensed by the Colorado Pet Care Animal Facilities Act (PACFA). The organization benefit 360 animals in 2020.


"Thank you for what you do. Our current dog, Buddy, was adopted from Grand Rivers Humane Society. He is a joy and we love him very much."

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