This kindhearted vet treats pets of homeless people in California for free
A little less than a decade ago, Dr. Kwane Stewart, a veterinarian from California, got a chance to treat pets of people who were homeless in Modesto. While treating the animals, he realized that the pets offered so much more than just companionship to their owners – they also offered love, hope, and security. That is when he decided to do provide this unique type of medical care in his community. What started as a few hours of volunteer work slowly became part of his regular routine.
“That first experience was one of the most rewarding moments for me,” said Stewart. “When you give back, there is something you get in return that feels much larger. I knew I wanted to keep doing it.”
He has since devoted his free time traveling up and down the California coast, wandering through the city streets so he can treat homeless people’s pets.
But paying for vaccines and other medications out of pocket can get expensive, especially if the animal needed surgery. So, he launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his mission.
“I don’t ever want to have to turn anybody away,” he said. “The look on people’s faces when they get their pets back, especially after a surgery or a life-saving procedure — those are moments I’ll remember forever.”