The California veterinarian treating homeless peoples' animals for free


His name is Kiwane Stewart and at first his job was helping the animals, but lately it's more about the humans who own them.

On most days you can find him spending his spare time driving around looking for homeless people with pets--not to take them away, but to treat them. For free.

As a child Stewart grew up in New Mexico trying to rescue stray animals. This led him to practice veterinary medicine in California, where he ran an animal hospital before becoming the county veterinarian for Stanislaus County in Modesto, California. After the recession in 2007 he started to see that he needed to do more for the animals who were suddenly homeless because their owners couldn't afford to keep them.

"That was the moment for me career-wise that was enlightening. Up until then, I'd been practicing high-end medicine for clients who could pay for everything. But suddenly I was thrown into this economic war and people couldn't even afford to help their pets."

When he isn't on the street walking around and looking for animals he can treat, Stewart works for Netflix as a movie set animal expert to ensure the safety of animals on movie and commercial sets. Check out his amazing story here. This is a guy you probably wish lived in YOUR neighborhood!

If you want to read more about him click HERE.

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