If this is your first time hearing about Dr. Kwane Stewart’s mission and animal welfare activism, you’re in for a nice treat! His story is so heartwarming that Charlotte’s Web has made a substantial contribution to Dr. Stewart’s 501c3 nonprofit organization to expand his outreach beyond Calif. and fulfill his mission of pet care for all nationwide. Yes, you guessed it, he’s a Street-Vet helping our homeless neighbors who own furry pets.
Since homeless pets often have limited access to medical checkups and vaccines, they endure poor nutritional health and enhanced street noises, among other stressors. Serving as Charlotte’s Web’s official Pet Vet Ambassador, Dr. Stewart will utilize the company’s products to help homeless pets and educate veterinarians around the country about hemp-derived CBD products for pets. Want to hear more about Dr. Stewart? Learn more here.
His journey started in 1997 as an associate and emergency clinician in San Diego. From there he became the Chief Medical Officer of Vetco Hospitals, Inc. Next, he ran a struggling municipal shelter as County Veterinarian and reversed one of the worst euthanasia rates in the country. Most recently, he completed a six-year stint as the Chief Veterinary Officer of American Humane and as Director of their legacy program, No Animals Were Harmed®, protecting over 100,000 animals annually on film and TV sets around the world. Last year, Dr. Stewart created a GoFundMe page that has raised over $100,000 to treat homeless pets needing dental extractions, tumor removal, ear infections, flea removal, vaccines, spaying and neutering, and more serious surgeries. Inspired by his efforts, the fundraising site named him their GoFundMe Hero for the month of February 2020