The AniMeals Program provides assistance in caring for the pets of seniors in San Antonio.
Would you like to help our seniors and their furry companions stay together? Join our AniMeals team today!
There are three ways to make an impact through this program:
AniMeals provides supplemental pet food on the third weekend of the month to over 250 clients. Routes and pet food are picked up the Thursday and Friday of delivery week at our Headquarters at 4306 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229, and then delivered on your own time that weekend. Delivery week normally falls on the THIRD Saturday of every month.
TRANSPORT PETS FOR VET SERVICES
Volunteer to transport pets of our homebound seniors to and from the vet clinic for wellness services (i.e. vaccinations, rabies shots, spay/neuter). Many of these pets have either never been seen by a veterinarian or years have gone by since their last check up. Meals on Wheels covers the cost of services and provides pet carriers, collars and leashes (if needed). This is a great volunteer opportunity for people who are comfortable handling pets! Transports occur Monday - Friday. The transportation dates will be posted onto our Volunteer Portal on the LAST Friday of every month.
From time to time, we have clients who are unable to care for their pets due to poor eyesight, injuries or hospitalization. Volunteer to transport these pets for grooming appointments or take a dog walking around the block.
In cases of hospitalization, we reach out to AniMeals volunteers to open their home for a set period of time, usually a few days to a few weeks. AniMeals ensures that these pets are up to date on shots and can provide foster volunteers with pet food and supplies as needed. Volunteers are required to sign a foster agreement when taking any AniMeals pets into their home and a pet care agreement for other services.
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Volunteer must comply with the following:
Driver must be at least 18 years of age
Must pass a criminal and sex offender background check
Must be comfortable with pets
To become an AniMeals volunteer:
I CAN'T VOLUNTEER, HOW CAN I HELP?
Each month we distribute over 5,000lbs of cat and dog food to our clients. Help us serve our clients by donating online or in-person.