Cedar Rapids AniMeals Mission Statement:
Cedar Rapids AniMeals, a volunteer based nonprofit organization, provides food and spay/neuter assistance for pets of the elderly, disabled and families in need, helping them keep their companion, which greatly improves the quality of life for both.
Cedar Rapids AniMeals has been in operation since 2000 and currently serves more than 280 human clients and over 400 pets of all types (dogs, cats, birds, fish, ferrets, etc). In addition to providing food for these pets, we provide approximately 100 subsidized spay/neuter procedures each year. We operate entirely on donations and the work of a dedicated group of volunteers who manage the client list and delivery schedules; collect donations; and sort, package, and deliver food.
Cedar Rapids AniMeals is an all-volunteer organization that provides food for the pets of Cedar Rapids-area elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and shut-ins, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life. Enabling them to care for and keep their pets is a real benefit to their continued well-being.
Cedar Rapids AniMeals works in conjunction with area social service organizations who help screen our clients. With the cooperation of area veterinarians, we also provide subsidized vaccinations and spay/neuter procedures to help our clients be responsible pet owners.