Now in its seventh year, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital has joined forces with Meals and Wheels of South Florida for Companion Pets (BMOW) to collect food for pets of homebound seniors throughout Broward County. The reputable animal hospital has also become one of Santa’s permanent stops during the holiday season. All four-legged friends are welcome to stop by and take a free photo with the jolly bearded man in the big red suit and make a pet food donation.
The annual event coincides with the final day of the pet food drive for the Meals on Wheels for Companion Pets Program. The program was started when volunteers began to notice clients sharing their meals with their pets. Seniors on a restricted budget can have a difficult time meeting their own needs and often the needs of their companion animals can be neglected.
More than 100 humans and their beloved canines and felines are expected to come out to the anticipated pre-holiday celebration on Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital.
Through the support of volunteers and donations from events like these, pet food is delivered once a month to these loyal companion animals. All pet lovers are invited to stop by with a donation of canned, dry, or dehydrated food for cats or dogs. This year there is a great need for cat food.
“Each month, Meals on Wheels of South Florida for Pets uses over 800 lbs. of pet food alone for the southern portion of Broward County. This food collection goes a long way to help feed the furry family members of the seniors in need here in Broward,” explained Bobbi Arnold, Co-Chair of Meals on Wheels of South Florida.
Not only has VCA Animal Hospitals earned a solid reputation for offering the very best in veterinary medicine as well as the latest technological advances and therapies, they believe that giving back to the community that support them is paramount.Last year the results from the pet food drive were astounding with a collection of 2400 lbs. of food and over $1000 in donations. Through the generous support of the sponsors, the event has had a positive impact on the community. Additionally, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital will once again match a portion of the donations received.
VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital is located at 2864 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, just one block east of I-95. For more information, please call 954-920-3556.