Florida Police Officer Pays Vet Bill For Homeless Man’s Dog

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
A Florida police officer proved that his oath to serve and protect means includes fur family members, as he helped the dog of a homeless man who needed vet care.

Master Police Officer Bart Wester is with the Tampa, Florida Police Department and is quite possibly my new favorite human. In a world where it’s hard to find people willing to take care of other people, to find dedicated law enforcement officers willing to help their fellow man because he is down on his luck makes my heart soar.

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MPO Wester took notice of a local homeless man who was panhandling on the streets. The homeless man wasn’t asking for money for himself, though–he was asking for money because his beloved dog Karma needed medical attention, and the man couldn’t afford it.

MPO Wester could have shooed him off, or even arrested him, but instead let his humanity shine through and offered to take the Karma and his daddy to Vets4Pets, a local veterinary hospital in Tampa known for its charitable work.

The cop with a heart personally took both the homeless man and Karma in his car to the hospital and according to Vets4Pets, paid for the bill for the man, without even second thought. In fact, he said that when he chose law enforcement as a career, he never expected any recognition for just doing what was right. Awwwww….

We want to share the act of kindness made today by Master Police Officer Bart Wester* of the Tampa Police Department. A…

Posted by Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Vets4Pets is known for charitable veterinary care in the area, and on their Facebook page, posted that Officer Wester is known for doing special things like he did in his community all the time.

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Vets4Pets wants to honor Officer Wester and other first responders, and so they are sponsoring a special event next weekend at Ferg’s Live in Tampa. All first responders (Police, Fire, EMS and Military) will be invited to free baths for their pups and special drinks made just for them. The community will be able to celebrate Officer Wester’s kindness and shower him and the hospital with love and donations to help keep the special love for all people and their pets alive.

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