DuPage Senior Citizens Council and Lombard Veterinary Hospital partner to help senior pet owners

  • Donations to the Giving With a Thankful Heart campaign will benefit the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, which helps local seniors provide for their companion pets.

      Donations to the Giving With a Thankful Heart campaign will benefit the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, which helps local seniors provide for their companion pets. BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer, 2010

 
 
Updated 11/18/2022 8:12 PM

DuPage Senior Citizens Council is partnering with Lombard Veterinary Hospital to be the recipient of their Giving With a Thankful Heart campaign. Throughout the month of November, Lombard Veterinary Hospital is accepting donations of pet food to benefit the council's Pet Food and Assistance Service.

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council has been partners with Lombard Veterinary Hospital since 2017. The family-owned business has been helping pets in DuPage County for over 60 years. The partnership between DuPage Senior Citizens Council and Lombard Veterinary Hospital has been advantageous in boosting the assistance provided to senior pet owners in DuPage County.

 

The Giving With a Thankful Heart campaign is an annual pet food drive held by the Lombard Veterinary Hospital since 2018.

Any donations for the drive can be dropped off at Lombard Veterinary Hospital at 1300 S. Main St. in Lombard.

Some items needed include dog and cat food (small bags preferred), treats, and cat litter. This is the second year donations from the campaign will benefit the DuPage Senior Citizens Council. Donations are accepted by Lombard Veterinary Hospital and given to DuPage Senior Citizens Council where they are then delivered to local seniors who need assistance providing for their companion pets.

"This drive is to assist the many seniors that do not have the resources to buy pet food," says DSCC Executive Director, Marylin Krolak. "These seniors often wind up sharing their own food with their pets."

By providing this assistance, DuPage Senior Citizens Council and Lombard Veterinary Hospital can ensure senior pet owners are able to feed their pets while also being able to enjoy their own meals. "We are so grateful to Lombard Veterinary Hospital for partnering with us," Krolak says.

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"Helping this great organization in any way has been a rewarding experience for our staff and clients for many years," says LVH Director of Operations, Greg Ludwig. "We are thrilled to have this become official and are excited for more events to come in the future. Finding ways to help our community is important to us. At the end of the day, we are just happy to help."

To learn more about both organizations, visit www.DuPageSeniorCouncil.org and www.LombardVet.com.

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council is a nonprofit 501(c)3, volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to helping seniors live with dignity. The DuPage Senior Citizens Council provides a variety of services for seniors, including Meals on Wheels, community dining, health and wellness education, well-being checks, pet care & food assistance, yard clean ups, friendly visits and phone calls, and intergenerational activities.

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