For the 6th year, the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital (VCAHAH) is generously partnering with Meals on Wheels South Florida’s (MOWSOFLO) Meals for Companion Pets Program to match donations of pet food for home-bound seniors in Broward county.
“This initiative grew out of a desire to give back to our community. Our partnership with Meals on Wheels for Companion Pets allows us to give back in a very tangible way, and it is a great source of pride for all of our staff and doctors,” said Linda Ream, Communications Coordinator of VCAHAH. “This year, our relationships with our neighboring Veterinarians and businesses affirm our community bond and allow us to have a larger reach to help this caring organization.”
MOWSOFLO’s Meals for Companion Pets Program started when volunteers began to notice clients sharing their meals with their pets. Seniors on restricted budgets can have a difficult time meeting their own needs and often the needs of their companion animals can be neglected. With only the support of volunteers and donations, this organization provides monthly delivery of food for these loyal pets and their owners.
Pet food is provided through the generosity of community donations. The need for donations of cat food is in particular demand this year.
“Each month, MOWSOFLO for Companion Pets delivers over 800 pounds of pet food for the southern portion of Broward County alone,”said Bobbi Arnold, Co-Chair of the program. “The VCAHAH food collection goes a long way to help feed the furry family members of the seniors in need here in Broward.”
Donations of canned and dry food for cats and dogs made through December 16th, 2017 will be deposited into Meals on Wheels South Florida’s Meals for Companion Pets Program food bank and portions will be matched by the VCAHAH.
Drop off sites are located in both the main hospital and annex building at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, located one block east of I-95 at 2864 Hollywood Boulevard. Donations are being accepted from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. For more information, please visit mowsoflo.org or call 954.920.3556.