Roice-Hurst Humane Society Hosts Vaccine Clinic for Veterans’ Pets in Conjunction with the VA Hospital and Western Region One Source

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — As part of its mission to promote the vital bonds between pets and their people in our community, Roice-Hurst Humane Society is offering free pet vaccines for veterans who donate blood through the VA Hospital and discounted vaccines for all other veterans on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 10am-2pm in the Western Region One Source parking lot (located at 482 28 Road in Grand Junction).

To receive free vaccines, veterans must participate in the VA Hospital blood drive and bring a coupon from the VA to the vaccine clinic. Veterans who do not participate in the blood drive can still receive vaccines at highly discounted prices. See attached flyer for pricing.

Core vaccines and physical examinations for veterans are subsidized by a grant from the Trutta Fund through the Western Colorado Community Foundation. Thanks to the Trutta funding, Roice-Hurst will host monthly vaccine clinics for dogs and cats of veterans in conjunction with human health services every month through 2021.

“The goal of these clinics is to improve both human and animal health in our community by incentivizing veterans to access human health services in exchange for free pet services,” Anna Stout, RHHS Executive Director, said. “We know people will often put their pets’ needs above their own, so this makes sure no one has to choose.”

Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a nonprofit shelter and adoption center that provides housing, medical treatment, and care for dogs and cats until their adoption, as well as provides resources for pet owners, such as animal behavior counseling, free and low-cost food and supplies, and low-cost vaccination services to the community. Roice-Hurst does not euthanize any healthy, adoptable animals and works diligently to match animals to their forever homes, however long that may take.

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