Photos of Istanbul residents caring for street dogs during heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures are capturing the hearts of people around the world. Passerby Ali Celik posted on Facebook Saturday that he was walking by a mall when he noticed that someone had created makeshift beds out of cardboard and blankets for stray dogs inside a passageway. The mystery dog lovers weren’t the only people in the Turkish city offering a warm place for stray animals during the blizzard, which began Friday evening. Arzu Inan, manager at the clothing store Penti, told HuffPost that she welcomed dogs inside her shop to get them out of the cold. That said, some residents of the city have criticized Western media for presenting an idealized view of the city’s stray animals.
Source: Huffington Post January 11, 2017 21:53 UTC