Keeping dogs healthy, safe for a cause

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FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO) Dog owners got their pets' vaccinations up to date, while also giving back to the canine community.

Roice-Hurst Humane Society hosted its fourth annual vaccination and microchip clinic Saturday in Fruita.

Veterinarian Paul Grych not only set up to examine dogs and give them shots to keep them healthy, but also gave some a means to get back to their owners if they get lost.

Grych inserted microchips into dogs' necks and scanned the microchips into a system which can identify them if they lose their tags.

"Living in town I feel like it's very, very important to get her microchipped in case she gets out of the house or out of the yard," said Linda Mast, whose dog had a microchip inserted at Saturday's clinic. "I would like to have her back because she's a big part of my family."

Some adoptable Roice-Hurst canines also made an appearance in hopes of pulling on dog lovers' heart strings to find homes.

Last year's clinic raised about $900 for the facility, Roice-Hurst volunteers said.

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