Pet food donations aid pets of county’s seniors

The cat’s name is “Thumbs,” who made a decision to no longer be feral (true story). (Photo: Robby Douglas)

Each month, the Citrus County PetMeals Program provides food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

We are in great need of unopened bags of cat and dog food at this time.

The PetMeals program began when a very thin man receiving Meals on Wheels was only taking small bites of his food and then placing his food tray on the floor for a very overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal.  When asked why he was doing this, he stated he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer and that he would rather go hungry than not feed his beloved pet.

The PetMeals Program is a 100 percent donation-based, volunteer-driven program that provides dog food and cat food for the pets of our senior homebound clients.  Pets are often the only consistent companion many seniors have.

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family?  Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County.

Please drop off your unopened donations of cat or dog food at your closest community center:

  • Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Room 114, Lecanto
  • East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness
  • Hernando Area Senior Program, Historic Hernando School, 2415 N. Florida Ave., Hernando
  • West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Dr., Homosassa

Monetary donations can be mailed to:

Citrus County BOCC

Citrus County PetMeals Program

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Key #3

Lecanto FL 34461

Any contributions are accepted and appreciated.  For questions or more information on how to help, please call (352) 527-5975

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