I saw this on the news. What a nice idea to help seniors KEEP their dogs.
Way to go, Clackamus! http://www.fido-clackamas.org/index.php ... 5&Itemid=5
It's a fact: Many seniors who receive home-delivered meals give up their food to feed their cats and dogs.
That's why FIDO started AniMeals. This is a partnership with Clackamas County Social Services and Senior Meals programs to provide nutritious pet food for the cats and dogs of people who receive home-delivered meals. AniMeals was inspired by a program founded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California. Every other week AniMeals serves 222 cats and 101 dogs by delivering 888 lbs. of cat food and 606 lbs. of dog food to local senior centers There are over 162 seniors currently signed up to receive pet food along with their senior meals.
Here's how it works:
Senior centers in Clackamas County tell FIDO the number of needy dogs and cats in their senior meals programs. Dog food and cat food is donated to FIDO, and stored in a central location. Volunteers package the food into two-week portions for each senior center and/or household. Volunteers deliver the AniMeals to the senior centers. Every two weeks AniMeals are delivered to homes by drivers of home-delivered meals for seniors and our AniMeals volunteers.
But FIDO can't do it all alone . . . Here's how you can help -
Tell family and friends about AniMeals and the need for donations.
When shopping, buy one more bag of your favorite pet food to donate to AniMeals.
Drop off dog and cat food at the AniMeals room at 2106 Kaen Rd, Oregon City (next door to the dog shelter.) Contact Linda Cloud, our Animeals Coordinator at 971-678-6940 to arrange a time to drop off your donation. Or you can drop off a donation at one of the following locations:
Healthy Pet Lake Grove
16140 SW Boones Ferry Rd
(new location 1/09)
Canby Adult Center
1250 S. Ivy, Canby 97013
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Avenue, Gladstone 97027
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
Pioneer Community Center
615 5th Street, Oregon City 97045