According to a 2016 assessment conducted by the Thai Department of Livestock Development on dog populations, 750,000 out of a total of 6.7 million dogs in Thailand are strays, with the number steadily increasing to this day. It is claimed that there are 100,000 to 300,000 street dogs in Bangkok alone. Because they have no one to care for them and are barely surviving on sympathy, these animals roam the crowded streets and are continuously exposed to terrible weather conditions, accidents, and abuse.
With this serious issue in mind, the Thai community group Stand for Strays developed Homeless Allot Model, an useful housing for stray dogs built of recycled billboards. The structure is simply deployable and can be placed anywhere in Thailand’s urban surroundings to shield our four-legged pals from heavy rain and harsh heat.
Stand for Strays has created the Homeless Allot Model with the purpose of improving Thailand’s urban fabric and transforming it into a dog-friendly environment. The construction is composed of an old billboard that has been transformed into a functioning shelter. The billboard panel is mounted to a wall with hinges at the top and may expand at the bottom to form a tent-like cover for any dog in need. A tiny platform has been placed on the rear of the panel to keep the dog above ground level.
This platform offers the animal with a secure, sanitary, and dry area to sleep, as well as the ability to place food in the shelter without it coming into direct touch with the ground. Passers-by may quickly unfold the panels if they see a stray dog strolling around the neighborhood.
The building is designed on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and it aims to save stray animals while reducing environmental pollution. It is totally built of recycled and repurposed materials, and because it sits flat on the walls, it nearly completely preserves the pre-existing landscape.