Going to the dogs: Benefit film fest scheduled

Anna Stout

The Bow Wow Film Festival will offer participants an opportunity to go to the dogs in watching films exploring the bonds between people and their canine companions.

Moreover, the event will serve as a fund-raiser for the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Grand Junction.

“We are excited to host the Bow Wow Film Festival once again and celebrate the incredible bonds between dogs and the people whose lives are touched by them,” said Anna Stout, chief executive officer of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. 

“This is a great event for families, date night, girls night or just getting out of the house for some feel-good time,” Stout said.

The Bow Wow Film Festival features family-friendly short films created by animators, artists, filmmakers and storytellers. 

The Bow Wow Film Festival partners with such animal welfare groups as humane societies, pet food pantries and service dog organizations. Since 2015, more than 125 shows have been presented, raising a total of more than $250,000. 

The Roice-Hurst Humane Society provides housing, individualized behavioral and medical treatment and daily care for dogs and cats as well as animal behavior counseling, adoption services and low-cost veterinary services. For more information, call 434-7337 or visit the website at www.RHhumanesociety.org.

The Bow Wow Film Festival is scheduled to come to Grand Junction March 13 with showings at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Avalon Theater at 645 Main St. Tickets sell for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for chlldren 12 and under sell for $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.avalontheatregj.com/events. For more information about the Bow Wow Film Festival, visit www.bowwowfilmfest.com.