Army aids Helen Woodward Center Animeals program


Army Animeals large group copyOn May 23, Helen Woodward Animal Center AniMeals Supervisor Wendy Brown received a visit from 18 Army soldiers, comprised of both Miramar Station Vet Techs (who work directly with military working dogs) and SPC Food Inspectors (who maintain sanitary food conditions for the army).

Unit PHCD-SD (Public Health Command District San Diego) came to lend their support to the long-standing AniMeals program, dedicated to providing food for the pets of homebound elderly people throughout San Diego County. The team emptied, scrubbed, cleaned and inspected the AniMeals walk-in to make sure the conditions were in tip-top shape for the pets serviced by the program.

Since its inception, over 1.3 million AniMeals have been served to pets of homebound elderly people, via partner organizations like Meals on Wheels and the Army’s efforts will truly touch hundreds of lives this year alone. “I feel incredibly honored to have received assistance from these local heroes,” Brown said. “My father was in the Air Force and I was born on an Air Force base.

The military has always had my utmost respect and admiration and I love the work I do with AniMeals, so combining them both was incredibly meaningful to me.”

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