Artwork installation also fund-raiser for animal shelter

An artwork installation by Cathey Pabst at Grand Junction City Hall draws attention to the plight of homeless animals and raises money for an animal shelter.

Pabst’s collage pieces, titled “The Dogs of City Hall,” represent shelter animals that need love and a home. Their “kennel cards” tell the stories of animals that end up in shelters for an array of reasons and are waiting at a shelter for an adopter.

Each piece will be up for “adoption” through the Roice Hurst Humane Society Web site and will subsidize the cost of an adoption through the shelter for local senior citizens and veterans. The goal is to raise $1,400 through the art adoptions.

The installation will remain on display at City Hall through June. People who adopt pieces will be able to pick them up at the end of June.

“We are honored that Cathey decided to create this special installation for Roice-Hurst to bring attention to the plight of homeless animals and help raise money to subsidize some of their adoptions,” said Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

For more information about the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, call 434-7337 or visit www.rhhumanesociety.org.