The German animal welfare organization, Tiertafel Deutschland, has opened the world’s first soup kitchen for dogs in Berlin. The soup kitchen called Animal Board provides one free meal a day to the dogs of the homeless and unemployed.
Tiertafel Deutschland also has a number of pet food banks established around Germany to provide food, treats, and toys. I know some people might argue that if you can’t afford pets, you shouldn’t have them. However, pets are just as much a part of the family for people struggling financially. They provide companionship, someone to care for, security, and as the woman in the video below says, the joy pets bring is “therapy” for many.