Want to join me in making a difference? I'm Dr. Kwane Stewart, I've been a veterinarian for over 20+ years and over the past few years I've been passionately motivated to impact the lives of our homeless pets and people. When I had spare time or if I happened to be driving home and saw a pet and owner in need, I would offer some assistance. A quick check up, maybe some medication or food...it wasn't a lot but sometimes giving a little can make all the difference.
Working on the streets I've experienced some of the most genuine stories of love, compassion, struggle and hope. It's been life changing and truly inspiring. Recently, I was given an opportunity to share my journey through a TV series called "The Street Vet". I believe the show will help raise awareness and encourage others to give a little back, too.
But as with any mission, there are challenges. Some of the pets I come across need treatment (life-saving in some cases) that can be very costly and it's hard to ever say no to a pet that’s suffering. Such as the dog named Dinker and his owner Walter (below) who have a connection like no other. Unfortunately, Dinker has a very rare condition that requires a surgery from a specialist. We are currently working on trying to make that happen but it is an extremely expensive procedure.
This is just one of the many stories I come across and why I'm starting this Go Fund Me. The cost of minor treatments like an ear infections, flea treatment or vaccines can be around $100 where as more serious cases like a tumor removal or dental with extractions can be $1500. All donations will go to the care of these pets and will surely make a difference in the owners lives as well.
I will be giving updates on the pets and people I continue to meet, and everyone can see how your kindness is making a difference. Below is a short video that chronicles my journey. Please share with your family and friends and we all can make change happen together! For more updates follow me @drkwane @thestreetvet on Instagram. ✋
- Sekai Chideya
- Dave Rogall
- Ron Spotton
Studio City, CA