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This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange
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Animals7 years ago

This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

A company in Turkey called Pugedon has created a somewhat bizarre but effective way to kill two birds with one stone – their vending machine in Istanbul takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs.

The machine works because the profit from the recycled bottles covers the cost of the dog food that the machine dispenses. Istanbul is known for its high number of stray dogs – some estimates say that there are as many as 150,000. Some locals love having the dogs around, who have adjusted so well to city life that they stop at traffic lights and walkways, but others want to get rid of them because of their aggression and their role as disease vectors.

More info: pugedon.com | Facebook (h/t: huffpost)

Istanbul has more than 150,000 stray dogs

Image credit: Jodi Hilton

This machine helps them out by giving people an opportunity to feed them

When they recycle their bottles, the machine dispenses food for the strays

It also has a water bowl if you don’t want your water anymore

Here’s a video of the machine in action

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CharlieCasanova
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7 years ago

this is the most awsome thing ever we should have them every where!

SuzanneJones
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7 years ago

Why can't the USA think of ideas like this? What a wonderful contribution!

ShelterSomerset
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7 years ago

First, countries don't come up with ideas, people do. Second, I think Americans have come up with more than their fair share of ideas.

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ΜίναΓκελντή
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7 years ago

Were we can find these machines? Does anyone know the manufacturer?

Barbara Masi Zukose
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5 years ago

How can I get in touch with the company to see if I can introduce this where I live?

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CharlieCasanova
Community Member
7 years ago

this is the most awsome thing ever we should have them every where!

SuzanneJones
Community Member
7 years ago

Why can't the USA think of ideas like this? What a wonderful contribution!

ShelterSomerset
Community Member
7 years ago

First, countries don't come up with ideas, people do. Second, I think Americans have come up with more than their fair share of ideas.

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ΜίναΓκελντή
Community Member
7 years ago

Were we can find these machines? Does anyone know the manufacturer?

Barbara Masi Zukose
Community Member
5 years ago

How can I get in touch with the company to see if I can introduce this where I live?

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