It’s a fabulous program that gets food to needy and homebound people with the help of volunteers.

But sometimes those people have pets, and they’ll skip their meal in order to feed their pets.

Others will be forced to give up their pets because they can’t afford to feed them.

Neither is a great plan.

That’s why the staff at VCA All Pets Animal Hospital in Lafayette came up with “Plates for Pets”.

It’s like Meals on Wheels for dogs, cats and other pets. People can drop off food donations at the facility.

The local organization will help deliver it to the people and pets in need. Organizers hope the program will spread to other areas across the state.

For more information check out http://www.coalcreekmow.org/