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Denver offering free pet vaccination clinics amid increase in rabies cases

Posted at 1:15 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 08:38:59-04

DENVER -- As the number of rabies cases in wild animals in Colorado continues to rise, Denver Animal Protection is offering free vaccination clinics this month to protect pets in the area.

So far this year, the state has logged 32 cases of rabies in Colorado, almost all of which have been in wild skunks. One case involved a domestic alpaca in Douglas County.

To try to keep the rabies virus from spreading to any more domestic animals, Denver Animal Protection will hold free vaccination clinics from March 13 to March 24.

In order to be vaccinated, pets must be at least four months old. Cats should be in a carrier and dogs should be on a leash when they arrive at the clinic. Rabies vaccines will be free but other shots will be available for purchase.

Clinics will be held at Denver Animal Protection, 1241 W. Bayaud Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.