AniMeals provides assistance in caring for the pets of seniors in San Antonio.
AniMeals was launched in 2014 after Meals on Wheels realized that our seniors were often sharing their home-delivered meals with their pets. Many of our homebound seniors struggle to feed themselves and their animal companions. AniMeals strives to ensure that both the client and their furry companions are healthy and receiving proper nutrition from appropriate food sources.
To receive services from AniMeals:
- You must be receiving meals from Meals on Wheels San Antonio
- You must reside in Bexar County
- Your pet must be a dog or cat. We are unable to provide services for other animals.
Pet Food Assistance
AniMeals, a donation-sustained service, provides monthly deliveries of pet food to clients who find it hard to maintain the nutrition of their furry companions. Each month we distribute over 5,000lbs of pet food to more than 500 pets. Volunteers deliver pet food the third weekend of every month and provides another wellness check on seniors, further enabling their independence.
Veterinary Care Assistance
AniMeals provides access to and payment for veterinary care for pets of current Meals on Wheels San Antonio clients. We help keep our clients' furry companions healthy with the following veterinary services: wellness exams, vaccinations, spay/neuter, and flea prevention. These pets are transported to and from the veterinary clinics with the help of our AniMeals volunteers! **Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with emergency vet visits.**
Pet Care Assistance
We aim to support clients who are unable to care for their pets due to poor eyesight, injuries, or hospitalization. Our AniMeals volunteers assist clients in caring for their pets through dog walking, temporary fostering, and transportation for grooming services. Volunteers care for these pets for a set period of time as needed by the client.
HOW DO I RECEIVE SERVICES?
Please call 210.735.5115 and request to speak with someone in Client Services about qualifying for these additional services.
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