While you snuggle under your blanket to keep yourself warm during the harsh winters, hundreds of stray animals desperately look for cover to survive the cold waves.

It is totally understandable that it is not possible to bring all the stray animals home during winters. However, you can still make small efforts that will make a big difference in the lives these homeless cats and dogs. These people are doing the sweetest thing they can to help these stray animals stay warm during the chilling winters.

With Turkey experiencing one of its coldest winters, some people have made deliberate efforts to help the stray dogs withstand the snow storm. Amid the freezing weather conditions, people in Istanbul are wrapping stray dogs with a blanket so they survive the cold.


Photo: Ali Celik | Facebook

What’s more endearing is that they have no intentions of revealing their identity because they believe that they are only helping the animals because they like to do so and not because they want to be famous. Some of the volunteers have even made boxes out of cartons just so the stray animals have something to sleep on.


Photo: Arzu Inan | Facebook

Some shops in Istanbul have also opened their gates for the stray dogs to keep themselves warm during the extreme chill.


Photo: Arzu Inan | Facebook

Another shop owner in Turkey has welcomed the stray cats who were suffering an exceptionally cold weather otherwise. He provides them with food and warmth in abundance. He even put up a signboard asking his customers not to enter the shop if they had problem with the cats.


Photo: Facebook


Photo: Facebook

Sure, he loses a number of customers for this reason but he does earn immense respect from people across the country. Most importantly, the cats thank him in their own charming way.

Meanwhile, in India, Green the Map and Swechha India have initiated a campaign to collect winter jackets for as many stray dogs in the national capital as possible. The name of their campaign is #Pawjectwarmth and all they ask of you is to donate your old blankets and quilts so they could recycle them and make the winters slightly warmer for the stray animals.

They have also called for volunteers to accomplish the task. You can also make a financial donation for the said cause. For further information on the #pawjectWARMTH click here.

Hats off, you guys!