Has anyone heard of the Turkish company Pugedon? Pugedon has developed a vending machine being used in Istabul that releases food and water for stray cats and dogs when plastic bottles are dispensed. There’s even an attached water dish allowing people to dump out remaining water before recycling. The vending machine operates at no charge to the city of Istanbul, the bottles cover the cost of the dispensed food.
Pugedon’s genius idea was placed in a city with great needs, since Istanbul is home to roughly 150 thousand strays. Most people are very fond of this vending machine, but some ask for the government to step in. Currently, municipal authorities round up the strays and vaccinate and spay or neuter before releasing them to the city with identification ear tags.