Meals on Wheels has gone to the dogs

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

The Gorey and Cour­town Meals On Wheels Ser­vice has gone to the dogs quite lit­er­ally.

Along with the usual din­ners and treats dis­trib­uted to peo­ple in the run up to Christ­mas, they also handed out boxes of dog treats to the four legged com­pan­ions of the ser­vice re­cip­i­ents.

The ca­nine treats were do­nated to the ser­vice from the lo­cal an­i­mal wel­fare group, the North Wex­ford So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals.

Meals on Wheels is about help­ing se­niors stay in their home, live a high qual­ity of life and be­ing able to keep their beloved pets at home with them is an im­por­tant part of that qual­ity of life.

A spokesper­son from the Meals On Wheels ser­vice said ap­prox­i­mately a quar­ter of the peo­ple re­ceiv­ing meals in North Wex­ford have at least one pet. Hav­ing the com­pan­ion­ship of an an­i­mal can be es­sen­tial, es­pe­cially when a dog might be the com­pan­ion they love the most.

Some ser­vice re­cip­i­ents will gladly sac­ri­fice a full belly to make sure their an­i­mal has one. With the kind do­na­tion given by the North Wex­ford SPCA, at least for the Christ­mas week, they’re able to help re­lieve some of the bur­den on the clients who love and care their com­pan­ion pets so deeply. The ser­vice knows once the com­pan­ion pets are happy, the own­ers are happy. A mas­sive thanks was ex­pressed to the NWSPCA.

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