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 environment. You name it. Then there’s what this one woman who owns a café in Greece and how she helps struggling doggies. This video explains.
Niki Belissary owns the Hott Spott café 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. I doubt she puts them to work as dishwashers – because they would lick the dishes clean. OK. Ew. Sorry.
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!” Still, I wonder how much of a clean-up effort is needed, especially if a pooch has an accident or sheds…
Apparently, the health laws in Greece are a little more lax than in America – though with this current administration, you never know – since I don’t think any cafes in the United States could do anything like this. Well, they could, but I don’t know how much longer they would be staying open, since I think a health inspector would NOT be happy to be having to consider the possibility of dog hair with food and coffee. Who knows, things might change, though.
What do you think of this? As long as she’s diligent about cleaning after the dogs leave, I’m fine. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments section. Also, please “Like” us on Facebook.
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