February 23, 2022

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to Open Low-Cost Veterinary Wellness Clinic February 28

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to Open Low-Cost Veterinary Wellness Clinic February 28

New clinic opening increases access to veterinary care in under-resourced communities with support from PetSmart Charities 

February 23, 2022, Colorado Springs, CO — Across the U.S., some 50 million pets lack access to affordable health care. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has partnered with PetSmart Charities to open a new Wellness Clinic inside the PetSmart located in Pueblo, Colorado. 

The $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the nation’s top funder of animal welfare, enables HSPPR to operate the new in-store clinic on Sundays and Mondays. Veterinarians will deliver preventative services including wellness exams and vaccinations such as Bordetella and DA2PP for dogs, FVRCP for cats, and rabies for both cats and dogs.  

“We are excited to announce this new opportunity in the Pueblo community,” says Julie Crosby, Director of Veterinary Services at HSPPR. “We’re so grateful to PetSmart Charities for helping make this clinic available to the pets of Pueblo. Current vaccinations and regular wellness exams are a crucial part of keeping pets healthy and in their homes, and at HSPPR we believe that pets and people are better together.” 

Additional services offered include de-wormer, nail trim, microchip, K9 heartworm test, and pet licenses. Patients will be seen by appointment only and can be made at www.hsppr.org/services/veterinary-services.  

“PetSmart Charities is proud to partner with innovators like these to build accessible vet care models that focus on under-represented communities,” said Aimee Gilbreath, president at PetSmart Charities. “We believe that the benefits of caring for a pet should be accessible to loving people from all walks of life. Pets are important family members and giving them better lives helps their people build healthier lives, too.” 

The grand opening will be held on Monday, February 28. HSPPR Director of Veterinary Services, Julie Crosby, will be available for interviews. The first client visit will be at 10:00 a.m. 


Monday, February 28, 2022 

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (first patient at 10:00 a.m.) 



4230 N Fwy, Pueblo, CO 81008 


Julie Crosby, Director of Veterinary Services 


Cody Costra 



About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region:Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 24,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org

About PetSmart Charities® 

PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps up to 600,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart® stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org

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