AniMeals “Eats Up” Opportunity to Serve, Thankful for New Support of Animal Support

AniMeals of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is thankful for the recent support of the Animal Support charity and its co-founders, Dr. Michael Omidi, Julian Omidi and Maria Abaca. Operated exclusively by volunteers, AniMeals provides food and spay/neuter assistance to pet owners receiving social security or disability assistance.

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Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

Cedar Rapids AniMeals appreciates the recent sponsorship of Animal Support and its co-founders, Julian Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Dr. Michael Omidi. Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a nonprofit charity that provides regular pet food and supply deliveries to pet owners who are also recipients of social security or disability assistance. Studies show that seniors experience improved cognition, are more social, and are less vulnerable to stroke and heart attack when in the company of a pet.

“For many elderly and disabled individuals, pets are their sole companions, best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life. Helping them to care for and keep their pets is a real benefit to their continued well-being,” says Stephanie Simpson, Vice President of Cedar Rapids AniMeals. “Often through the delivery process, our volunteers build relationships with our clients, this is an added benefit to those we serve. We’d like to thank the Omidi brothers and Animal Support for their help which enables us to continue to provide this support to our community.”

Cedar Rapids AniMeals offers seniors and others who are receiving government assistance for their illness or disability mobile pet food delivery as well as help with spaying and neutering their pets. Cedar Rapids AniMeals serves the Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha regions of Iowa. Currently, it serves more than 400 pets monthly, including dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets. Cedar Rapids AniMeals works closely with local veterinarians to subsidize spay or neuter procedures for dogs and cats enrolled in the program.

The Cedar Rapids AniMeals (http://www.cranimeals.com) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operated exclusively by volunteers. The idea for AniMeals was developed in San Diego, when a Meals on Wheels volunteer noticed that one of the meal recipients was using a portion of her meal to feed her dog. The Cedar Rapids’ AniMeals began in 2000, after its founders discovered a similar need for a food and supply service for elderly pet owners.

Animal Support (http://www.animalsupport.org) is dedicated to addressing pet over-population and abuse by promoting charities working on behalf of animal well-being. The organization was founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi along with longtime friend Maria Abaca to advocate for animal protection, rescue, adoption, and spay and neuter laws. Animal Support does not accept donations but encourages direct contributions of money and talents to the charities and organizations featured on our website. For more information about Animal Support, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function, check out Animal Support on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.


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