Vet Spends Decade on California Coast Treating Homeless People’s Pets for Free

Whether you have had a dalliance with homelessness yourself, or whether you have seen homelessness on the streets near to your home, you may have realized that it’s not just humans who have no place to call home. Many homeless people also have pets by their side, and with no money for food, shelter, or medicine, many of them become extremely sick. Amazingly, this vet has spent the last decade treating homeless people’s pets on the Californian coast.

Vet Spends Decade on California Coast Treating Homeless People’s Pets for Free

The Vet In Question

The man behind this story is Dr. Kwane Stewart, who hails from Modesto, California. As a veterinarian, Stewart has always had a deep and unwavering love of animals, but he found his heart breaking back in 2011 when he realized that the recession had hit people hard. As well as seeing more people lose their homes and make their way to the street, he also realized that these same people were either euthanizing their animals or sending them to a shelter because they didn’t want their animals to be homeless as well. He knew he couldn’t let this happen.

Vet Spends Decade on California Coast Treating Homeless People’s Pets for Free

Treating the Pets

As he did his research, Stewart soon learned that around 25% of the homeless people in California own a pet. He didn’t want them to be shoved away or even sent to the vet to be euthanized, so he decided to take his supplies to a nearby soup kitchen and offered to help those in need. On that first day, he was able to treat 15 animals, and he could see the difference he had made. Because of this, he has continued to treat these animals for free on a regular basis, and he has helped countless animals around California.

This just goes to show that it really does pay to be kind. Just think of those animals who have been saved by one man and his desire to help out.