Jade from StreetVet is the first guest in my new Change Maker series, set up to shine a light on people doing extraordinary things to help animals.
Jade co-founded StreetVet along with another vet, Sam Joseph in 2016.
StreetVet is a charity delivering free care for the homeless and their pets on the streets of London and cities across the UK.
It started with two vets and a backpack back in 2016, and is now run by an army of over 650 vets and nurses in 16 locations.
In this podcast, I talk to Jade about the challenges faced by homeless people and their pets and how StreetVet helps.
These are the key timings in this episode:
1:55 How it all started
3:55 The challenges for homeless pet owners
4:59 Helping the homeless community
6:29 How it's changed
7:42 Going from two vets to an army of 650 volunteers
14:21 What does a StreetVet do on a typical outreach
19:33 Why do homeless people have pets?
23:30 The sacrifices homeless people make for their pets
29:19 Tips on media coverage for charities and social enterprises
35:43 Purina Better with Pets prize – StreetVet Accredited Hostels
41:25 How homeless pet owners would live in an ideal world
Links mentioned in this episode:
Amazon Wishlist: https://www.streetvet.co.uk/how-to-use-the-amazon-wish-list/ >
YouTube: StreetVet on YouTube