While it seems like large corporations continue to take a cold view toward helping the less fortunate, there are a lot of very small businesses that like to help the community around them. They try to raise awareness of diseases, help the homeless, become responsible stewards of the environment. You name it. Then there’s this one woman who owns a cafe in Greece and how she helps struggling doggies.
This video explains. Niki Belissary owns the Hott Spott Cafe, and she saw a lot of homeless dogs that were recently stranded because of the debt crisis in Greece. Her neighborhood is already very activist-oriented, and she decided to tackle this problem by allowing the dogs to stay there overnight during the winter, so as to avoid the frigid weather.
The customers are not going to have dogs there with them when they eat – the dogs are only there overnight and leave in the morning. Could you imagine if they were there during the day? ‘Please stop looking at me with those puppy dog eyes. I am NOT giving you my scone. Hey! Come back here with that!’
Apparently, the health laws in Greece are a little laxer than in America since I don’t think any cafes in the United States could do anything like this. No matter, it is a lovely gesture by an upstanding member of the community who is doing her part to help others in a crisis – bless her for considering the animals is all I have to say. Check out her cafe in the video below.