PetMeals Needs Help to Feed Seniors’ Companions

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 23, 2023

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family? Do you love animals?

PetMeals Needs Help to Feed Seniors’ Companions

Citrus County’s PetMeals program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County. Each month, the program provides dog and cat food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels. PetMeals is currently in great need of unopened bags of dry dog food and dry cat food.

The PetMeals program is a fully donation-based, volunteer-driven program. It started after it was noticed
that a very thin Meals on Wheels recipient was only taking small bites of his food and placing his food
tray on the floor, allowing his overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal. When asked why he was doing
this, he stated that he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer; he would rather go hungry
than not feed his beloved pet.

Donations can be delivered to your closest community center, or a monetary donation can be mailed to:
Citrus County BOCC
Citrus County PetMeals Program
2804 W Marc Knighton Ct, Key #3
Lecanto, FL 34461
All contributions are accepted and appreciated. For more information on how to help, please call (352)



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