VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital is proud to continue to support the local community charitable Meals on Wheels South Florida’s Meals for Companion Pets Program.

Each month, Meals on Wheels for Companion Pets uses over 800 lbs of pet food alone for the southern portion of Broward County. The VCA HAH food collection goes a long way to help feed the furry family members of the seniors in need here in Broward. Bobbi Arnold

Co-Chair of Meals on Wheels for Companion Pets

Now in their 7th year, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital and the Meals for Companion Pets Program have partnered to host a community food drive for pets of homebound seniors in South Florida. Throughout each drive, they have enjoyed the partnership and grass root fundraising efforts of  local businesses, corporate partners and the community to raise thousands of pounds of food each year. Over the last 7 years, this program has collected over 22,000 lbs of food and over $5000 for their effort.

The Meals for Companion Pets Program is 100% volunteer based. Each month they deliver pet food to homebound seniors who need assistance taking care of their in-home pets.  Pet food is provided through the generosity of community donations. The need for donations of cat food is in particular demand each year.

How can you help? Donations of canned & dry food for cats & dogs made from November 10th- December 15th, will be deposited into the Meals for Companion Pets food bank for monthly distribution to senior pet owners. As an incentive, portions of the donated food will be matched by corporate partners of VCA Hollywood to ensure yearlong support of these faithful companions.

WHEN: November 10th- December 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday

WHERE: VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
2864 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Florida 33020
Drop off sites are located in both the main hospital and annex building.

HOW: Stop by VCA HAH with any donation of canned, dry or dehydrated food for cats or dogs.

Visit Meals on Wheels South Florida or call 954.920.3556 to learn more about their Meals for Companion Pets Program and how you can help further.

 

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 and it is a great source of pride for all of our staff and doctors. 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. Linda Ream

Communications Coordinator, VCA Hollywood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital has earned a solid reputation for offering the very best in veterinary medicine as well as the latest technological advances and therapies. Founded in 1947, serving S. Florida for over 70 years, we are committed to our community. We believe that giving back to the people that supports us is paramount. For more information, please visit www.vcahollywood.com or call 954.920.3556.

Meals on Wheels for Companion Pets (BMOW) started when volunteers began to notice clients sharing their meals with their pets. Senior on a restricted budget 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 donation, this organization provides delivery of food for these loyal pets once a month to clients of BMOW. For more information visit www.bmow.org or call VCAHAH.