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Those in need can get free wellness exams, rabies vaccines for their pets

These free exams are for people living on a restricted or low income or those who are unemployed.

COLORADO, USA — Veterinarians across Colorado will offer free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations to help pet owners who are struggling financially to get the care they need.

Appointments will be available on April 6 and 7 as part of 9PetCheck, a partnership between 9NEWS, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and more than 50 veterinary clinics.

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 9PetCheck visits.

Pet owners who can’t afford to take their cats and dogs to a veterinarian were able to make an appointment by calling the 9PetCheck hotline on Monday, April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.

If you were not able to call during the time the hotline was open, leave a message at 888-738-2862 and someone will get back to you if there are appointments available. 

At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, there is still availability in the following cities: Bailey, Berthoud, Brush, Centennial, Delta, Denver, Greeley, La Junta, Littleton, Longmont, Lone Tree, Steamboat Springs and Wellington.

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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. Exams are for dogs and cats only with a restriction of two pets per person.

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

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Bailey
  • Berthoud
  • Boulder
  • Brush
  • Canon City
  • Castle Rock
  • Centennial
  • Colorado Springs
  • Commerce City
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Englewood
  • Erie
  • Golden
  • Greeley
  • La Junta
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Lone Tree
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Parker
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Wellington
  • Westminster
  • Woodland Park

A special thank you to our partner, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association: http://www.colovma.org.

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