HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Meals on Wheels of Greater Houston helps over a thousand disabled or homebound adults with nutritional support, but they also help those clients that need to feed their pets. Since 2007, aniMEALS on Wheels has delivered pet food on a monthly basis to their clients. It started when volunteer drivers noticed the client would give up their own food to feed their beloved pet.
“When we first started we had less than 100 clients and just 80 or so pets now we have 1,200 pets and 600 clients on the program.” says Heather Mann, volunteer coordinator for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.
The organization goes through 8,000 pounds of dog food and 2,000 pounds of cat food a month, they rely heavily on donations. They accept dog and cat food of any brand, and also accept toys, treats, beds, bowls, and leashes.
This service means the world to clients like Richard Wright who relies on the organizations for food for himself and his dog Mary Lou. They also were able to help him out with other services. “It means a lot to me she told me was gonna cost me $70 to get her spaded I said I’ll go for it regardless and I went down there and everything was free. Toenail clippings all the vaccinations I have all the records to show you, but it’s a blessing.” says Wright.
aniMEALS on Wheels is in need of dry dog food. But they’ll accept any type of pet donation at their location at 3202 San Jacinto. You can even donate on their website here.