The world looks such a wonderful place when there’s kindness and love. And this California-based vet’s actions are simply restoring the faith in humanity. Meet Kwane Stewart – the Street Vet; a kind man that helps homeless peoples’ animals for free.
A furry companion doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor. Their love is pure and unconditional. However, for the pets of those who’re living on the streets, life is sometimes pretty hard due to the lack of medical care, when required. That’s why this hero stepped in, decided to make life easier for these people and their beloved four-legged companions.
It all started in 2011, when scared by the growing numbers of homeless animals, the now 49-year-old vet, knew he had to do something. And his mission is quite simple: to help as many homeless people and their pets, as he can!
“Before I knew it, I had a whole line,” Stewart told CNN. “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.” And since then, the kind veterinarian walks on the streets of California to help. Even small sometimes, his gestures bring so much joy into the souls of those he’s helping.
Over the years, Stewart treated over 400 animals and he done that for free. However, recently he created a GoFundMe page where other kind people are helping him on his mission.
Stewart says this incredible experience helped him to see the world from different eyes and also to beat his own prejudgments. “I had my own prejudgments…about homeless people before I started doing this work,” he said. “You just make assumptions about their story without even knowing anything about them. You learn very quickly that you have no idea what put them there.”
The vet says some of the stories moved him so much. “I’ve experienced the most genuine stories of love, compassion, struggle, and hope,” he said. “These homeless people take care of their pets even better than we do. When they own a pet, it engenders this generosity. They always make sure their pet is fed.
Stewart finds his motivation and inspiration in these incredible stories. And that makes him even more hunger to succeed. To change something! “Giving a little can make all the difference,” the vet said. A TV show entitled “The Street Vet” showing his journey will soon air!