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PAW Pet Care Assistance

Clients receiving home-delivered meals, who own pets, can sign up for our pet assistance program. The program assists with food and, as of 2022, both routine and emergency veterinary care.

Cat food and dog food is delivered once a month on or around the last Friday of the month based on the number and size of your pets.

If you were not signed up for the pet assistance program during intake and registration, call the program coordinator at 361-576-2189 to enroll.

You can also email us at

Veterinary Care Assistance

MOWSTx has partnered with the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Lending Economic Assistance for Pets (LEAP) program to increase your access to preventative veterinary services.

The LEAP program will provide veterinary care assistance to current, eligible Meals on Wheels South Texas pet program clients. Services are limited and not intended to replace responsible pet ownership. This program is enabled by the kindness of volunteers, veterinarians, and others donating time and resources.
Services will focus on annual exams, basic vaccinations, nail trims, and flea/heartworm prevention. Requests for services will be reviewed and approved by the combined MOWSTx-LEAP team. MOWSTx volunteers will transport pets to the vet and back home.

We assist up to three pets per client. Services scheduled without MOWSTx-LEAP approval will not be eligible for coverage.