When vet Jade Statt saw a homeless dog with a painful skin condition while on a night out with friends, she wanted to help.
But away from her surgery and the medication the dog needed, she felt helpless.
She decided at that moment she wanted to do care for homeless dogs, improving their health and in turn the stress their owners suffered too.
She set up StreetVet in January last year after working with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to ensure all procedures were being followed.
Now, more than 150 volunteers care for animals in six cities across the UK. Jade’s work means homeless people no longer have to fear for the health of their pets.
I have shared Jade’s inspiring story on my pet blog, www.thepawpost.co.uk and in Closer magazine, and recently it appeared in the Sunday People too.
You can read it here Sick dogs living with the homeless saved by vet who treats them on the street…
If you’d like to find out about StreetVet and the remarkable work they do, visit www.streetvet.co.uk