Rescue Runway 2023

An Exquisite Fashion Event

Humane Society of Fremont County LogoJoin us as we marry style, compassion, and entertainment in the grand return of Rescue Runway, the Humane Society of Fremont County's largest annual fundraiser. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, we're back and better than ever. This year, we're bringing you a spectacular event that promises to create waves of excitement, all while contributing to a noble cause.

Save the Date

  • Saturday - August 26, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Rialto Theater, Florence, Colorado
  • Individual Tickets: $50.00
  • VIP Tables: $350+

Our runway will shine with Fremont Humane alumni dogs (and a few special four-legged friends) gracing the stage with models stylishly dressed by our partner, Barn & Barrel. Add to that the allure of a nostalgic performance by Derek Evilsizor, a Frank Sinatra impersonator, and you have an evening that's as entertaining as it is heartwarming.

Rescue Runway was created with the mission to help every sick and injured animal that comes our way. Our shelter incurred a deficit of $50,000 in 2023 due to the rising costs of animal medical care. This year, we're aiming to raise more than $50,000 through this event to help offset these costs. Join us, and be a part of this compassionate journey!

Over the years, Rescue Runway has been dubbed "the can't miss event in Fremont County." We're proud to carry forward this legacy of excitement, fashion, and unwavering dedication to animal care. Together, let's make a difference and support the Humane Society of Fremont County in their mission to provide shelter, care, and advocacy for animals in need.

Reasons to Attend

Invite Your Friends & Family!

Don't miss this opportunity to experience a captivating evening of fashion, compassion, and community support. Attend Rescue Runway and be part of something truly remarkable. There are many reasons to attend this extraordinary event that puts the coolest animals together with some hot fashion.

Unforgettable Entertainment
Rescue Runway promises to be an evening filled with excitement, style, and entertainment. From the extraordinary runway show featuring adorable Fremont Humane alumni and their human companions to the models dressed by our partner, Barn & Barrel, you'll witness a unique fusion of fashion and compassion. And let's not forget the special performance by Derek Evilsizor, a Frank Sinatra impersonator, who will add a touch of nostalgic glamor to the event. It's an experience you won't want to miss.

Support a Noble Cause
By attending Rescue Runway, you'll be making a significant contribution to the Humane Society of Fremont County's mission. All proceeds from the event will go towards covering the medical expenses of the shelter, which is facing a deficit of $50,000 in 2023 due to the rising costs of animal medical care. Your presence at the event directly supports the treatment and care of sick and injured animals, helping them on their journey to find loving homes.

Connect with the Community
Rescue Runway is not just an event; it's a gathering of like-minded individuals who share a passion for animal welfare. By attending, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow animal lovers, volunteers, and supporters of the Humane Society of Fremont County. It's a chance to come together, celebrate our shared commitment to caring for animals, and forge new friendships with people who have a similar love and compassion for our furry friends.

Fashion with a Heart
If you have an eye for style and appreciate the power of fashion, Rescue Runway is the perfect event for you. Witness the creativity of the models and designers as they showcase their stunning ensembles on the runway. The fusion of fashion and animal companionship creates a unique and heartwarming atmosphere. You'll be inspired by the innovative designs, the bond between the animals and their human partners, and the overall beauty of the event.

Make a Lasting Impact
By attending Rescue Runway, you become an active participant in making a difference in the lives of animals in need. Your presence and support contribute directly to the Humane Society of Fremont County's ability to provide shelter, care, and advocacy for animals in the community. By joining us, you're helping to ensure that every sick and injured animal receives the medical attention they deserve and have the opportunity for a better life.

Other Ways To Help Us!

Every Contribution Helps

Humane Society of Fremont County needs your help! We provide vital services to animals in need in the Fremont and Custer County areas. We appreciate any help we can get, and thank you for supporting our mission to give these animals a second chance at life. Here is a list of ways people can help us:

    • Donate money online through our PayPal donation form or Venmo, or by sending a check or cash to our mailing address.
    • Sponsor a Shelter Cage and have your name or business displayed prominently on a large cage plaque for twelve calendar months.
    • Contribute needed items like postage stamps, dog and cat food, dry treats, towels, collars and leashes, and pet crates. You can also donate lightly used items that can be sold in our annual yard sale.
    • Donate a Kuranda bed through our Donate-a-Bed Program to provide clean and comfortable beds for our animals.
    • Shop at our retail shelter store and every purchase you make will benefit the animals we care for. You can find a wide variety of pet-related items, and if you adopt a cat or a dog, you will receive 10% off your entire retail purchase



The staff at the Humane Society of Fremont County were very nice and helpful, the animal cages were clean, and there are so many animals looking for a new home. Please adopt, don't shop!

Lea M Fremont County, Colorado

Good people who do good work. Facility looks clean to me - doesn't have the "shelter" smell. Staff are friendly and do a lot with few resources. If you really appreciate what they do - donate a few bucks. That's what I did when they provided fantastic assistance with feral cats I needed spayed/neutered/shots at a significantly reduced rate - and would then keep on my property as barn cats.

Mandy R Custer County, Colorado

Found a pup near the Abbey and when I took her to the Humane Society of Fremont County to check for a chip they instantly remembered someone who called in about a dog with the same description. The woman immediately contacted the family so the dog could be returned. The staff were very professional and friendly during the whole process.

Stephanie R Cañon City, Colorado

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