In 2020, Kwane and his brother Ian started a non-profit that provides free examinations, vaccines, flea medications, and supplies to the homeless.
Time and again, we all have seen animals on the streets who need our care and help. They could be hungry, injured, or need some love or attention, but more often than not, we ignore them and move ahead with our lives. But many people, instead of passing from such animals, go above and beyond to help them. Dr. Kwane Stewart is exactly that kind of a man. Also known as The Street Vet, he has an eye for these animals and is always willing to help them. Kwane runs a non-profit called Project Street Vet, which provides free medical care for pets on the streets and in homeless encampments with the help of donations and volunteers. Last year, they provided medical care to 600 animals, as reported by Good News Network.
According to reports, 10-25% of the homeless population in America own pets for companionship and sometimes for security. Apparently, they do not have enough means to take care of the animals they love dearly. Kwane started giving medical care to pets in 1997. He graduated from the University of Colorado. While struggling to pay off his student loan and due to his frustration with his career choice, he started spending a few hours a day providing medical care to the pets of the homeless in LA. He continued doing this for 7 years until he started his own show called "Dr. Kwane: The Street Vet." It was a Canadian TV show which led many pet product firms, volunteers, and philanthropists to be part of his work.
Moreover, in 2020, Kwane and his brother Ian started their own non-profit, which provides free examinations, vaccines, flea medications, supplies and information to homeless people who don't have much to take care of their pets. Not only that, but they also partner with charity organizations and animal clinics to put pop-up clinics where the homeless can bring their pets for more medical care services like spaying and neutering. The project also helps qualified pet parents with pet veterinary care with financial assistance grants. Until now, they have helped the pets of the homeless in different places like Atlanta, LA, San Diego, Webster and Florida. Moreover, they provided financial assistance to 150 people.
In another such story, a volunteer group decided to share food with the rescue animals on Thanksgiving at Salt Lake County Animal Services in Utah.
In the adorable video, people can be seen preparing food plates for cats and dogs and then giving them in the kennels. It starts with a woman saying, "We were preparing Thanksgiving food for the dogs." Another person says, "This is my fifth year Thanksgiving for the cats. Then they go on to talk about what they brought for the cats, "I got treats, cat nip, and grass." For the dogs, they had "pumpkin, mashed potatoes, wet dog food, some treats, apple sauce."
They also speak about how it is one of the "most fantastic traditions" they have. Talking about the volunteers, a woman said, "It is fun that these volunteers come out so early in the morning and just do a prep line and get out there." She goes on to talk about how the animals also love it. "It's really fun in the kennels too. We can see their eyes light up, you can get them surprised about it and it's just quiet down there as they are getting something that they do not typically get and they are so excited about it. They love it."