A Grand Junction animal hospital is helping those who've put off vaccinating their pet because of the cost.
The promise of free rabies and distempter vaccinations drew a crowd outside Catholic Outreach.
Veterinarians with Tiara Rado Animal Hospital gave the shots to the first 100 dogs in line.
It’s a service they've been donating for the past three years.
Tiara Rado says it hopes to keep furry companions healthy so they can continue to be a support system for their owners.
“We just think its better for the whole canine population in general if we can keep diseases like viruses and distemper to a minimum. Then all of our pets are safer,” Dr. Bob Marquis, with Tiara Rado Animal Hospital, said.
The animal hospital says pets are exposed to a number of organisms that make it hard to keep them healthy.
The vets suggest having pets examined annually to better detect health problems before they become too serious.