Meals on Wheels programs and their volunteers deliver hot meals daily to thousands of elderly people nationwide. The food sometimes was being diverted from feeding the elderly, so they could give it to their household pets.
San Diego’s “Animeals” program addresses that problem by providing free pet food to owners who can’t afford it otherwise.
“We feed 250 animals every week,” said a spokesperson in December.
Doing a search on “Animeals” in Google reveals that many programs like this have been serving pets and their owners in other regions of the country too.
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