On the Greek island of Lesbos, there is a unique café called Hott Spott that sells coffee during the day and transforms into a cozy haven for stray dogs at night. It’s making a difference in the lives of the country’s more than one million homeless canines, according to Greek charity. According to a server at the café, it all started in July when the establishment began welcoming late-night patrons inside at 3 a.m., long after their last customers had left. No, it hasn’t had an impact on their business. In fact, the café’s popularity has increased as a result of their dog project. In Greece, where there are many stray dogs, such random acts of compassion for animals are widespread.
Despite being without a permanent home or family, these animals are often collared and cared for by the community
— an alternative to putting them into crowded shelters.