help the stray dogs of thailand
According to a survey by Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development regarding dog As of 2016, 750,000 dogs out of a total of 6.7 million dogs in Thailand are strays, with this number continuing to grow to this day. It is estimated that in Bangkok alone there are 100,000 to 300,000 street dogs. With no one to care for them and barely surviving on pity, these animals roam the busy streets and are constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions, accidents and abuse.
With this pressing issue in mind, Thai community group Stand for Strays created Homelessness attribution model, a functional shelter for stray dogs made from recycled billboards. The structure is easily deployable and can be set up anywhere in Thailand’s urban setting to protect our furry friends from heavy rain and intense heat.
all images courtesy of Stand for Strays
abandoned billboards turned into shelters
Stand for Strays launched its Homelessness attribution model with the aim of improving Thailand’s urban fabric and transforming it into a dog-friendly environment. The structure is made from a discarded poster board that has been repurposed into a functional shelter. The display panel sits flat against a wall, secured with hinges at the top, but can open at the bottom to create a tent-like canopy for any dog in need. On the back of the panel, a small platform has been installed, holding the dog above ground level. This platform offers the animal a safe, hygienic and dry place to sleep, while allowing food to be placed in the shelter, without it being in direct contact with the ground. The panels can be easily unfolded by passers-by when they notice a stray dog roaming the area.
The structure is based on the idea of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and aims to save stray animals without increasing environmental pollution. It is made entirely of recycled and reused materials and as it sits flat against the walls it retains the pre-existing landscape almost unchanged.
Last name: Homelessness attribution model
designate: Support for the wanderers
myrto katsikopoulou I conceive
April 24, 2022