Free 9PET CHECK appointments today

9:45 AM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association partnered with 9NEWS to offer 9PetCheck on Monday. This is an effort to help economically disadvantaged pet owners get free wellness examinations and rabies vaccinations for their dog or cat.

Annual examinations keep pets healthy and prevent future health problems. So, veterinary clinics across the state will offer hundreds of complimentary preventive care exams and rabies vaccinations (if appropriate) on April 6 and 7.

We filled nearly 800 PET CHECK appointments during PET CHECK Line 9 Monday night.

All the Denver area appointments are taken, but there are several appointments outside of the metro area including: Steamboat Springs (50), Pueblo West, Fowler (near Pueblo), Canon City, La Junta, Sterling, Windsor and Woodland Park.

If you would like a free PET CHECK and rabies shot in one of these areas, call 720-221-2850.

These appointments are for wellness checks and rabies vaccinations only. If a pet is sick or injured, the animal's owner should contact a local veterinarian immediately. If you are unable to get an appointment or your pet is currently sick or injured, call PetAid Animal Hospital to see if you income-qualify for discounted, high-quality veterinary care at 303-722-5800.

The 9PetCheck is an orchestrated effort to make a difference in the lives of animals and families throughout Colorado.

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