East Cooper Meals on Wheels received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support the local organization's recipient pet support program. The money will be used to provide food, supplies and care for homebound neighbors with companion pets.
Millie, an East Cooper Meals on Wheels recipient, mentioned her dog Lucy’s check-up needs to the organization's recipient services manager, Rachel. That's how Millie learned that the organization delivers companion pet food and partners with several local veterinarians to ensure that recipients are able to keep their companion pets. Rachel was able to arrange for Daniel Island Animal Hospital to bring its mobile clinic to Millie.