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SDCCU Launches Pet Food Supply Drive Benefiting Pets of Homebound Seniors and Service Animals of Military Veterans

Food and supplies collected at select San Diego branches through February 15

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (February 5, 2019)-- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to help provide pet food to the pets of homebound seniors and service animals of military veterans.
 
Through February 15, 2019, donations of dry or canned cat and dog food – unopened, unexpired and non-prescription, can be dropped off at 10 convenient branch locations in North San Diego County. Participating collection site branches include:
  • Carmel Mountain Branch
  • Del Mar Branch
  • Encinitas Branch
  • La Costa Branch
  • La Jolla/Torrey Pines Branch
  • Mira Mesa Branch
  • Rancho Bernardo Branch
  • Rancho Penasquitos Branch
  • Solana Beach Branch
  • Sorrento Mesa Branch 
“We are proud to partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to help provide food for the pets of seniors and military veterans in our community,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We encourage members of our community to donate food supplies at any participating SDCCU branch location to help collect much-needed food for this valuable program.”
 
Overwhelming research has shown that pets are a real health benefit for their elderly owners. Compared to non-pet owners, those with four-legged friends at home have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, have a better sense of security, are more active, experience less depression, and even live longer. Unfortunately, the cost and ability to acquire pet food can often prove to be insurmountable obstacles for homebound senior and disabled individuals. The AniMeals program strives to remove these obstacles and keep our clients together with their pets for their physical health as well as their emotional well-being.
 
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, its nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s passionate belief that animals help people and people help animals, through trust, unconditional love, and respect, creates a legacy of caring. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond.

SDCCU is one of California’s largest credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.2 billion, over 403,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.