I spent a day shadowing Jade Statt of StreetVet for this article on her work treating homeless dogs.
Jade set out to help them after seeing a homeless man and his dog who needed treatment for a skin complaint while she was on a night out with friends.
She was devastated seeing the animal suffering and decided to do something to help.
After consulting with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for several months regarding the protocol around treating dogs on the street, Jade began Streetvet.
At first, she went out alone with a rucksack filled with medicine to treat the animals, from wormers to vaccinations and antibiotics.
Then she found out via Facebook another vet, Sam Joseph, was doing exactly the same. They joined forces and formed Streetvet and now have over 120 vets and nurses helping animals in London, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge.
Jade invited me to join her to write about her work for my blog and I also placed her story in this week’s Closer magazine.
I regularly place stories about pet businesses and people doing amazing things for animals in national newspapers and magazines, so if you’d like to discuss coverage, please contact me!