You know the ol’ adage, a fren in need is a fren indeed? It’s true. Denverites are known for their generosity and understand everypuppy needs a lending paw once in a while. Check out these Denver pet resources whether you need help or want to volunteer/contribute.
Denver Low-Cost Vet Care Options + Pet Food Pantry
MaxFund Wellness Center
The good hoomans at MaxFund offer low-cost, non-emergency veterinary care. And it’s a win-win, because the cost of your clinic visit helps offset the cost of MaxFund’s no-kill animal shelter. Operating primarily as a walk-in clinic, their services are in high demand. So after you put your name on the waitlist inside the lobby, you wait for your turn in the car. Make sure you pack snaccs and toys for doggo because she really prefers cars when they’re going somewhere.
Broadview Animal Clinic
Located in Southeast Denver, Broadview Animal Clinic has been providing Denver’s furry frens quality, low-cost care for 60+ years. Currently, services are curbside only, so text or call when you arrive. Pssst, they partner with Scratchpay to offer affordable payment plans for pet parents in need.
Downtown Animal Care Center
Downtown Animal Care Center offers low-cost, full-service medical, surgical, and dental care. They also provide affordable vaccinations, spays, and neuters. Due to COVID, they aren’t accepting walk-ins or holding open vaccination clinics, so call ‘em to schedule an appointment.
Planned Pethood International
Located in Wheat Ridge, Planned Pethood International offers some of the most affordable rates in the metro area for comprehensive, quality care, including surgical services. We also think it’s pretty fetch they offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics throughout the world, aiming to reduce pet overpopulation.
Serving 12,000+ pets each year, PetAid Colorado is committed to providing a safety net for beloved pets and their peeps. PetAid’s Animal Hospital in West Denver provides income-based services for pet surgeries and procedures. PetAid also operates a community outreach program for humans, which provides education and wellness services for seniors, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Colorado Pet Pantry
The largest organization of its kind in the U.S., Colorado Pet Pantry distributes pet food at 63 monthly food banks in 19 Colorado counties, and also assists 90 animal rescues with food and supplies. Check their monthly calendar to find out when the pet pantry will be serving your neighborhood. Familes are eligible to receive pet food once every two months. You can also submit an emergency request on their website.
Do you know of any Denver pet resources we missed? Please let us know in the comments and share this article far and wide to help somepawdy in need.
Featured photo: Yan Laurichesse
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