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Street Vet

For the homeless.

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tsunamiwarrior  Male  Hertfordshire 27-Nov-2019 23:37 Message #4763591
Today I was introduced to a guy from Street Vet a charity treating the pets of the homeless when they have no money to pay for treatment.

I wanted to share as I thought this was brilliant.

Link to follow if you’re interested, want to donate or want to offer your services as a vet.
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tsunamiwarrior  Male  Hertfordshire 27-Nov-2019 23:38 Message #4763592
https://www.streetvet.co.uk/
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NoSaint  Female  Devon 28-Nov-2019 06:47 Message #4763599
I’ve often wondered about the many dogs that belong to the homeless beggars on streets. It’s good to know people care.
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 28-Nov-2019 10:15 Message #4763612
I've seen many dogs with homeless people who seem better cared for than the human. Are there an hostels that offer space for people and dogs?
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tsunamiwarrior  Male  Hertfordshire 28-Nov-2019 11:50 Message #4763621
Officially we cannot allow dogs in the night shelters but unofficially we have a few night shelters which do accept them.
Having a pet will often make life more difficult even when you’re not homeless as many hotels, rentals, etc won’t allow them.
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Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire 28-Nov-2019 13:44 Message #4763626
I think it's a BRILLIANT idea.
Often dogs are the only companion street people have and they feel more secure and protected by having them around.

I can see, however, how difficult it would be for pets to be accepted into shelters though.

It might be an idea for those of us that do offer homeless people food and drink, to put a few treats for their pets in your pocket.
It's something I will try to do from now on.
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HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 29-Nov-2019 06:35 Message #4763699
Yes a brilliant idea. Not surprising in a nation of dog lovers.
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NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire 1-Dec-2019 15:25 Message #4763894
Is it the vet that used to be in League of Gentleman?

If not its a lovely idea.
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MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 2-Dec-2019 07:51 Message #4763965
We are a kindly nation. Those in need are helped by government, authorities and volunteers and of that we should be proud.
I know we can also find the negatives and they should be worked on.
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RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire 3-Dec-2019 07:23 Message #4764054
I agree we are a caring nation. The media always paint a bleak picture which they need to do to survive. The same with political parties.
I’ve had some very hard times but was initially astounded at just how helpful and kind most people are whether officials or just fellow people.
I do believe you get back what you put into society. Be kind and receive kindness.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon 7-Dec-2019 08:17 Message #4764371
I agree with you Raach.
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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire 8-Dec-2019 16:50 Message #4764514
This morning I saw a dog run into the road and it was hit by a car. Within seconds dozens of people were rushing to help. There was unbelievable animosity towards the car driver who hadn’t actually done anything wrong.
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London 8-Dec-2019 21:46 Message #4764564
I’ve seen similar incidents. The driver was lucky not to get lynched whoever who was a fault.


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