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DENVER - Veterinarians across Colorado will offer free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations on April 14 and 15 as part of the 9PetCheck.  

This program is a partnership between 9NEWS, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and more than 70 veterinary clinics to help pet owners who are struggling financially get free wellness examinations and rabies shots for their beloved cats and dogs.

9NEWS held a Pet Check Line 9 on Monday afternoon and got a huge response. Appointments across the metro area were booked.

About 1,000 appointments were booked during the afternoon call-in session. That means, 1000 cats and dogs who otherwise would not be able to visit a vet and get a free rabies shot will be able to do so this weekend.

Colorado veterinarians know the importance of annual examinations for keeping pets healthy and preventing future health problems, and are willing to help those who are truly in need by donating their time to this event.

Appointments are required at all 9Pet Check visits.

These free exams are for people living on a restricted or low income or those who are unemployed. If your animal is sick or injured, you should contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible to care for your pet.

A special 'thanks' goes to our partner: Colorado Veterinary Medical Association:

Here is a list of cities where participating veterinary clinics are located: 

  • Arvada 
  • Aurora 
  • Boulder 
  • Broomfield 
  • Carbondale 
  • Castle Rock 
  • Centennial 
  • Denver 
  • Elizabeth 
  • Erie 
  • Golden 
  • Grand Junction 
  • Greeley 
  • Gunnison 
  • Highlands Ranch 
  • Johnstown 
  • La Junta 
  • Lafayette 
  • Littleton 
  • Lone Tree 
  • Pueblo 
  • Steamboat Springs 
  • Sterling 
  • Windsor 
  • Yuma

CenturyLink provided the phones and service for the afternoon call-in.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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