In Istanbul, Stray Dogs Get Their Food From Vending Machines

Like many cities, Istanbul has a problem with stray dogs and cats — reportedly, 150,000 of them roam the streets, eking out a living by digging through the trash or relying on the kindness of residents for their food.

Now, there’s another option — vending machines. They’re scattered around parks and public areas in the Turkish city, dispensing food water to stray dogs and cats. It’s a wild idea, but even wilder is how the machines work. They don’t take money. They take plastic bottles.



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