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Free pet check for low-income families in Pueblo

Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 14:09:01-04

PUEBLO – The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has teamed up with local veterinarians to offer free wellness exams and vaccinations for pets of low-income residents in Pueblo.

Tickets are free but they are required and limited to two pets per household.

Pet owners can get tickets starting Wednesday, April 10.

Eligible cats and dogs can receive rabies and distemper combination vaccines as well as wellness exams.

To qualify for a three-year rabies vaccine, pet owners must provide previous rabies vaccination certificates that cannot be expired more than 30 days from the date of the event.

This is the seventh year the HSPPR has hosted this event to ensure pet owners have the opportunity and information needed to help their pets stay healthy.

Vaccinations not only keep your pets safe but also prevents the spread of diseases that can pass from animals to humans.

Rabies vaccinations are not just a good idea, it is mandatory for cats and dogs living in Pueblo and Pueblo County.

The free pet check is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Palace of Agriculture at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.