"Pet Meals" - Meals on Wheels for your Pet
Citrus County Meals on Wheels Pet Meals program provides food to over 400 homebound seniors each week. 20% to 30% of these clients have companion animals. These pets are the only family many of our clients have left. These animals provide unfaltering companionship to a senior who may feel completely alone.
Citrus County is dedicated to helping seniors maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible. It was discovered that our clients were frequently sharing the food provided by the Meals on Wheels Program with their beloved pets. Other clients were spending their already limited resources on expensive pet food, often doing without medications and other items that they themselves needed. This compromised the nutrition, health, and safety of the client and the animal.