It’s beautiful to see how various businesses are doing their part to improve dogs’ welfare as a way of giving back to society. Even if their companies are not related to dogs, they are willingly using their resources to help improve the lives of dogs, especially the strays.
One such business is IKEA, the world-renowned maker and seller of practical and beautiful furniture.
An IKEA branch located in Catania, Sicily, decided to improve the welfare of dogs by opening up its store for street dogs for the holidays. This was a brilliant idea since abandoned and stray dogs are one of the top problems in the city of Catania. Also, the holiday season means cold winter days in Italy; that’s why this IKEA branch’s idea is helpful and very timely.
In the photos that the store shared on social media, the stray dogs can be seen snuggling comfortably on the store’s beautiful furniture. The store’s initiative is beneficial for the dogs to familiarize themselves with how a home setting looks and feels like.
It has received a lot of positive remarks on social media because of its heartwarming effort. But if there are people who are happier than anyone else, it’s IKEA’s loyal customers. Their buying experience in the store was even made better by adorable dogs inside the store. One customer even took footage of a dog who comfortably sleeps in one of the store’s furniture.
But it’s not only the comfy furniture that dogs enjoy in the store. They also enjoy the attention and love from the store’s employees, who treat them as new IKEA family members.
With this beautiful effort, the IKEA branch in Catania, Sicily, became a haven for stray dogs who thirst for love, attention, and a comfy place to sleep. Some of the dogs they have cared for during holidays even found a permanent family from the customers who decided to adopt them!
Indeed, the store’s efforts to improve stray dogs’ lives have produced results and have changed the lives of the dogs for the better. IKEA served as a great example of how one’s initiative to improve animals’ lives can produce brilliant outcomes.
Source: NBC News via Youtube