An online retailer in Turkey, n11.com, has found a novel way to combine environmental sustainability with animal welfare needs.
When customers order pet food products from their site, the corrugated delivery box can be converted into a waterproof home for homeless pets. The idea is to make the shelters available to stray and homeless animals in the customer’s neighborhood, particularly during the winter months.
I haven’t found any details yet about how this project is tracking, and its success rates, but it is surely worth thinking about on a wider scale because many of us now use the internet as a preferred source of purchasing our pet supplies.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand