A modern and innovative device that offers food and drink to stray cats and dogs while at the same time recycles plastic bottles and cans was recently placed outside the city hall of Volos in central Greece.
This first-of-its-kind device to be installed came into existence as a result of cooperation between the Municipality of Volos and various animal welfare associations and there are plans to install a second device in the city in the upcoming days.
“According to the pilot program, the plan provides for the installation of 15 devices in different parts of Volos in order to meet the needs of as many as possible stray animals; a matter that constitutes a huge social problem,” the mayor of Volos Achilleas Beos said.
The device is energy-independent and operates with a small photovoltaic system. A portion of food for pets and water is released when a plastic bottle is placed in a special holder attached to the device.
The full cost of the program is covered by the Municipality of Volos.