It’s been estimated that almost 150,000 stray dogs and cats make the city of Istanbul, Turkey their home. Now a company named Pugedon has designed a vending machine “A Smart Recycling Box” that dispenses dog food when an empty plastic bottle is inserted.
The machine also has a water dish so people can empty out remaining water for the animals to drink.
The idea is to support recycling and to help care for strays. Probably the most important aspect of the machine is that it raises awareness of homeless animals.
Here’s the company’s promotional video on how the machine works.