A bus station and other places that open their doors to stray dogs
A bus terminal in Barreirinha, in Curitiba, Brazil, is home to several stray dogs, who also receive food and love.
Greece, Turkey and Brazil. Different places in the world, but similar measures so that dogs do not suffer from the cold of winter
Stories that start in the same way: the season changes, the temperatures drop, the cold invades the cities and the nights become unbearable. Especially for many animals that have no house or place to shelter.
Dogs without name or owner who face the dangers of the street on a daily basis and survive as best they can. Daily life challenges them, which can be more or less difficult, but the combination of cold and night is too strong.
Many of these stories can have a sad ending. However, owners and workers in different parts of the world have decided to stop looking the other way and open the doors of their establishments so that these dogs have a place to shelter and warm up.
A bus station in Brazil
It’s still autumn in the southern hemisphere, but the night temperatures in Curitiba are starting to approach 10 degrees and from here to the solstice, it will get colder and colder. Something Max, Pitoco and Zoinho will no longer have to worry about.
These three dogs have found a home in Barreirinha bus station since local workers decided to open their doors for them to sleep. But the gesture is not limited to authorizing entry, they also gave them water and food, and they made beds with tires and blankets so that they could sleep much more at the comfortable and warm.
A shopping center in Turkey
Something similar happened during the winter in Istanbul earlier this year when a snowstorm fell over the Turkish capital in January.
This time, it was not a bus station that opened, but the Atrium shopping center, whose aisles were filled with blankets and food so that city dogs could take shelter on weekends. There were many volunteers who came to put their grain of sand, even if it was only to wrap one of the dogs.
Cafeteria in Greece
Much of the saddest news we have received in recent years has come from the island of Lesvos, but there have also been stories of solidarity that cause many to regain their faith in human beings.
Facebook user Eustratios Papanis explained how, in 2015, a cafeteria decided to start opening its doors to let stray dogs spend the night sleeping on their couches to protect themselves from the cold of winter.