During a snowstorm in Istanbul, the locals demonstrated their kindness towards homeless animals as the temperature plummeted. Several shop owners graciously opened their doors to stray cats and dogs, providing them with a warm and safe place to rest. Their act of compassion was much appreciated by these tired and cold animals.
At a Penti shop, the manager Arzu Inan welcomed some stray dogs to take shelter inside while customers were still present. In a Facebook post, she shared her belief that genuine love is what provides warmth. Another animal lover, Selçuk Bayal, allowed twelve stray cats to take refuge in his café, even if it could affect his business.
The animals at the Atrium Mall were receiving support not only from the management but also from caring customers. One of these customers, Ali Celik, stumbled upon a group of stray animals outside the mall. Three strangers were taking care of them by providing cardboard for them to lie on and blankets to keep them warm. It’s heartening to see people coming together to lend a helping hand to these furry creatures.
The canines were given nourishment as well. Celik, in an interview with the Dodo, expressed his admiration for the anonymous individuals who opted to help without seeking recognition: “Their objective was to aid the animals, rather than to showcase their assistance.” Celik stated. As a result of people contributing and exhibiting empathy, numerous chilly and exhausted animals received the necessary solace and break from the frigid weather.
The compassionate actions of these shop owners and customers likely prevented fatalities as they generously welcomed those in need. It is hoped that their benevolent examples will inspire others to extend similar kindness.