This time of the year is the most festive one throughout the entire year, but it is not that joyful if you have to spend it outside.
The cold weather is not friendly to stray dogs, so it is very important to remember this while enjoying the comfort and warmth of your home.
A few stray dogs were not forgotten by the employees at the Barreirinha bus terminal in Curitiba, Brazil, who, about two years ago, were kind enough to provide them with shelter, food, and water.
They made beds for the three dogs, named Max, Zoinho, and Pitoco, out of old tires covered in blankets.
The amazing act of kindness fascinated many, including Fabiane Rosa, a local politician and animal lover:
“Congratulations to the terminal staff, everyone understands that these angels are there and have a right to be. So many companies in Curitiba could follow this example, adopting a pet. Of course, it is not ideal, but at least there are those who are looking after them.”
She also encouraged people to report animal abuse and save “these silent, suffering angels”, and added that “these communal dogs have a much more dignified life than some who are victims of maltreatment and neglect, hidden behind the walls.”
Her Facebook post quickly went viral, with numerous people praising the heart-warming act of the bus terminal staff.
Stray dogs are a growing problem worldwide, and apart from issues linked to a lack of space and funds in shelters, stray dogs are also at an increased risk of infections and diseases.
Therefore, we should all do our best to somehow reduce the number of dogs on our streets.
Adopting a dog from a shelter is an act of virtue, but if you do not have the necessary conditions to take one at home, you can consider fostering.
It is also a kind practice, as you can provide a warm home for a stray until the shelter finds an appropriate family to permanently take care of it.
Another way to decline the number of stray dogs is to spay or neuter your pet, to prevent unexpected litters.