Wine and Whiskers fund-raiser set for July 24

An upcoming gala will raise money for the Roice-Hurst Humane Society animal shelter and adoption center in Grand Junction.

The Wine and Whiskers Gala is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 24 at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway.

Tickets sell for $45 and are available from the Roice-Hurst website at, by calling 434-7337 or visiting the shelter at 362 28 Road. Thanks to sponsors, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to caring for pets in need.

For those who attend the gala in person, outdoor seating options and ample space between tables will be offered. Tickets include a glass of wine and appetizers. A virtual options is available for those who’d prefer to celebrate from home. Tickets for the virtual option include a bottle of wine delivered to participants. A silent auction will be conducted in person and online.

Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, said community support of the Wine and Whiskers Gala is more important than ever.

“We are facing an increase in animals surrendered to the shelter, an increase in demand for services like our pet pantry and low-cost clinics, a decrease in adoptions and a significant decrease in revenues,” Stout said. “The gala is one of our biggest fund-raisers and your support, whether in person or virtually, will help ensure we can continue providing life-saving services to our valley’s pets.”