- California, USA -
Animal news isn’t limited to animal cruelty.
There are also pawsitive stories that need to be shared so the world knows there are good people like 49-year-old Dr. Kwane Stewart (pictured below), also known as “The Street Vet.”
In 2007 during the Great Recession a large number of animals were surrendered to his veterinary clinic.
Some of the people who lost their homes took their furbabies to shelters instead of abandoning them in the streets.
Dr. Stewart was devastated by it.
CNN reports: “So one day in 2011, "on a whim," Stewart set up a table at a soup kitchen with his son and girlfriend. Anytime he spotted someone with an animal, he called them over and offered to give their pet a checkup.”
Dr. Stewart said: "Before I knew it, I had a whole line.” "There was something about it that I loved. I did it one more time before I decided to just take it to the street and walk to homeless people instead of waiting for them to walk up to me."
Wherever he goes, Dr. Stewart drives prepared and well equipped with his bag full of medicines, food, and treats for the homeless paws.
He said that some of the common illnesses he treats are allergies, skin and ear infections, flea infestations, bad teeth, and even arthritis.
Dr. Stewart pays out of his own pocket for food and medications, however, when he comes across cases that need extensive medical care like surgeries, he uses his GoFundMe to cover the costs.
So far, Dr. Stewart has treated about 400 animals as The Street Vet.
When he is not on the streets treating animals, he documents his stories through a Netflix TV series "Dr. Kwane: The Street Vet," which airs internationally in over 30 countries.
Dr. Stewart words cannot describe my gratitude. I salute you!
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