In Thailand, now there is strong heat and street dogs suffer from it. The local zoo-defense organization came up with the idea of turning recycled billboards into animal shelters.
During the sun, dogs and other street animals can hide under shelters, sleep or just rest. There are also volunteers assigned to each district, who look after the condition of the dogs. Volunteers go around the area, keep an eye on the dogs, feed them, and pour water for them.
According to Designboom, these ingenious structures conform to the principles of Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. They are almost completely made from recycled material, so not only do they save dogs from monsoons and summer heat, but they also save used billboards from ending up in Thailand’s burgeoning landfills. Chanthongjeen is a resident of Pak Kret, a Bangkok suburb. While working on his university doctorate, Chanthongjeen conceived of the idea of reusing old billboards as fold-out tents to protect stray dogs from the elements.