This Vending Machine Recycles Plastic Bottles To Feed Stray Cats & Dogs
Posted by bmc on July 29, 2014
With permission from and thanks to Natural Cures
One innovative company has created a vending machine that works with the environment and helps feed the 150,000 homeless cats and dogs.
Turkey is known for its large numbers of stray animals roaming its urban areas. According to Deutsche Welle in Istanbul alone there are more than 150,000 stray dogs and cats. Some of the residents welcome their company and help feed them but others have complained that the animals are dangerous and spread disease.
Because of these complaints, the Turkish government went on to draft a law which would move thousands of stray dogs to be to a “wildlife park,” getting the animals out of the urban environment which they are used to. Dogs have also allegedly been the targets of poisoning campaigns, according to the Associated Press.
Thankfully the Turkish company Pugedon came up with the genius idea of placing vending machines across the city of Istanbul. These machines release food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles (the recycled bottles cover the cost of the food).
How it works is the bottle powered dispensers releases pet food each time someone places a plastic bottle inside the machine. There is also has a container where you can pour the remainder of your water to make sure stray cats and dogs also have something to drink.
Apart from keeping the urban animals alive, the vending machine are a great way to make people stop and think about the animals out on the streets and could perhaps be enough to make some consider adopting an animal to help deal with the problem.
This genius simple machine will provide a steady source of food to the animals, who often rely on the area’s residents to feed them. It’s also bringing some positive change to a place where the fate of stray animals has not always been a happy one.
Most of the machines can be found in parks and public areas throughout the city so while they encourage the public to recycle our furry friends are being feed too.