New Opportunities Meals On Wheels, through Animeals, will also deliver pet meals on a monthly basis upon request at no extra charge.
Millions of homebound seniors and others throughout the nation receive Meals On Wheels services and are able to maintain their health because of these nutritious meals. Many of these people also care for their household pets. In an effort to keep these pets of the homebound also well-nourished, Animeals was created so that these companion dogs and cats may stay healthy as well. Currently Meals On Wheels, through Animeals, will also deliver pet meals on a monthly basis upon request at no extra charge.
A companion pet is sometimes a homebound senior’s only ‘family’ member. Thus keeping a beloved animal healthy and content boosts mood and morale in general, a great benefit for any shut-in. Since the homebound cannot readily get out to the store to shop, another benefit of Animeals is that delivery of the pet’s meal ensures 100 percent of the adult meal for that day is eaten by the adult. Supplying pets with adequate daily meals makes it far more likely that the person will not give away tidbits of food to their pet and thereby reduce their own nutrition.
Those interested in obtaining the additional Meals On Wheels service for pets, provided through Animeals, should be sure to say this at the time of ordering meal delivery for the homebound adult.
For more information call Elder Services at (203) 757-7738 in Waterbury or email Nutrition [at] NewOppInc [dot] org.
Donating to Animeals
Pet food for the program is provided by business sponsorships and individual donations from the public. A special thank you to Banfield Charitable Trust and Bozzuto's for their generous donations of money, in-kind services and pet food for the program.
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