Believe it or not, there are about 150,000 stray cats and dogs in Istanbul, Turkey. That’s 150,000 animals that are left to roam the streets with 14 million human beings. Unfortunately, despite the fact that there are so many people in the city of Istanbul, no one is willing to give these animals food, water and shelter. Luckily, a Turkish company called Pugedon decided to create a few awesome vending machines that feed the stray animals and double as recycling receptacles, keeping trash and litter off the streets.
These vending machines have the ability to store and dispense food for stray cats and dogs.
Most of the machines can be found in parks and public areas throughout the city of Istanbul.
The machines encourage the public to dispose of empty plastic bottles.
Once a bottle is inserted into the vending machine, a bunch of kibble is dispensed into pet bowls below.
There are also water bowls for the animals below.
The most interesting part about these machines is that Pugedon promised the government it wouldn’t have to pay for anything. That gave the company the ability to place them anywhere.
The food is purchased using funds collected after recycling the plastic in each machine.
The awesome machines take care of the stray animals and the environment at the same time!