For more than 39 years, Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital has made animal welfare a priority, giving back to the communities we serve, including:
- Fairless Hills
Throughout the years, we have routinely treated, housed, and re-homed many abandoned pets. At any one time, the Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital is home to a handful to a dozen homeless cats seeking adoption.
Owner Dr. Widenmeyer is a long-time supporter of local youth sport programs and is a financial advisor to his church.
Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital Initiative: Helping Families Struggling Financially to Keep Their Pets
For many families and individuals, pet ownership enhances the quality of their lives. Serving as friends, companions, and entertainers, pets can create bonds in a family setting and for some, ease loneliness. Meals on Wheels groups report that as many as half of homebound seniors who own pets customarily share their food with their cat or dog, sometimes despite not having enough or inadequate food.
For many who take the responsibility of owning a pet seriously but are experiencing financial hardship, any consideration of giving up their pet is a source of shame and heartbreak. Shelters are stressful for pets and frequently expose them to sickness. While many cats and dogs find new homes through shelters, many do not and get put down within days or weeks from surrender. Clearly it is best for all to keep pets with their owners.
Where to Donate Pet Food to Pets and People in Need
Recognizing the importance of keeping pets with their families and out of shelters, Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital began a donation collection program for families in need. Donations of dog, cat, and bird food can be dropped off at the hospital location or directly to the Emergency Relief Association Food Pantry (in United Christian Church) at 8525 New Falls Road in Levittown.
HelpGuide.org provides an informative article about the therapeutic benefits pets provide.