Donations are tax deductible.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Some of our clients with their humans


"Meeting [our clients] and their pets reinforced in me a desire to continue helping as much as possible. Many clients are frail and sick, depending upon others to help them survive. All expressed their gratitude for the program and for the pets in their lives. It was a humbling experience."

Deborah Watford,
President

 

 

About Us

Meals on Wheels for Pets Nassau, Inc. (MOW4PetsNassau) is a collaboration with the Council on Aging of Nassau County's Meals on Wheels program. We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity run totally by community volunteers. Created in response to the efforts of the Meals on Wheels Association of America "We All Love Our Pets" (WALOP) initiative, the program provides homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels with nutritious pet food for their companion animals. Our first delivery of pet food was made on July 27, 2009.

MOW4PetsNassau operates with funds received at two annual events. We also rely on grants and tax-deductible donations from the community.

The number of pets served changes dependent upon the number of clients currently enrolled in the MOW program. We have served as many as 120 and as few as 65 pets.

Our Volunteers:

Our MOW4PetsNassau volunteers meet every Friday to repackage and box up the pet food according to each client's needs. The pet food is delivered along with the people food to participating clients by the Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers.

Volunteers from MOW4PetsNassau monitor the health and welfare of the pets enrolled in the program and also arrange transportation for necessary healthcare procedures or exams.

We have achieved a spay/neuter rate of almost 100% and are in the process of providing annual veterinary exams and necessary pet medications for clients needing that assistance.

Our Major Supporters:

The Banfield Charitable Trust. We are very grateful to Banfield, whose pet food distribution program grants provide financial support to both nonprofit organizations and Meals On Wheels Associations of America (MOWAA) members to fund expenses associated with starting or maintaining a pet food distribution program for clients.

The Henry & Betty Seissler Memorial Fund
through The Community Foundation in Jacksonville.

Our Partners: