Coffee shop opens its warm doors so freezing stray dogs have safe place to sleep

January 5, 2018 Other

Through this cold season, we encounter everyday homeless dogs who are suffering from the harsh cold. It’s incredibly sad, because animals have just like humans souls and feelings and some of they may freeze to death. In Greece, for example, many people abandon their pets because they can’t afford to keep them anymore.

Image credits: Eustratios Papanis

So it makes us so happy to come across amazing acts full of love and kindness such as this one: A coffee shop in Greece called Hott Spott and located in Mytilene, Lesbos, opens its doors to stray dogs. Since July, it’s been letting the poor doggies inside to sleep every night.

“When the bar closes each night, the dogs come and sleep here. We don’t have a problem. From July, every night there is a dog on the couch,” said a waiter at the cafe, who wanted to remain anonymous.

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The island of Lesbos has also been the epicenter of the refugee crisis: “The locals have increased levels of solidarity towards environmental and humanistic issues. The new generation is more sensitive and well informed,” said Eustratios Papanis, whose original photo of the coffee shop went viral when he shared it on 3 December.

Image credits: Eustratios Papanis