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1,400 pets in need to receive exams and vaccinations on April 5 & 6

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(Denver) — Seventy-three veterinary clinics from Fort Collins to Denver to Durango are offering over 1,400 free veterinary wellness exams and rabies vaccinations to economically disadvantaged dog and cat owners as part of Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) and 9News 5th annual 9PetCheck weekend on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.

To make an appointment, pet owners facing financial hardship must call the live phone bank on Monday, March 31 from 4–6:30 PM. Appointments will be filled on a first come, first served basis at a clinic closest to the client. The phone number to make an appointment on Mar. 31 is 844.800.4995.

These visits allow veterinarians to examine pets for more obvious issues, like if a pet is overweight, as well as abnormalities, such as unusual masses, dental issues, and other health concerns that aren’t easily detectable.

These appointments are for wellness exams and rabies vaccinations only. If a pet is sick or injured, the animal’s owner should contact a local veterinarian immediately.