Tickets on sale for Wine and Whiskers gala

Anna Stout

Tickets are on sale for an annual event to raise money for a Grand Valley animal shelter and adoption center.

The Wine and Whiskers gala is set to begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Maison La Belle Vie at 3575 G Road in Palisade. Proceeds will go to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

“This is about more than the animals. This is about our community and all the ways that our pets make it better. Our animals really are our rescuers in so many ways,” said Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

The Wine and Whiskers gala will include wine, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Tickets sell for $45. Tickets are available at Roice-Hurst, the Alpine Bank in downtown Grand Junction and online at

Major sponsors for the event include Alpine Bank; Dalby, Wendland & Co.; Linda Eden, Humphrey RV and Legacy Wealth Management.

“Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors, all of the proceeds at the gala will go directly to the care, sheltering and enrichment of our shelter pets while they have no one else to care for them,” Stout said.

The Roice-Hurst Humane Society cares for a total of nearly 1,000 homeless dogs and cats each year.