It’s sad to think that the global waste problem has worsened. This is according to Act Enviro‘s Waste Generation and Recycling Statistics. This should open our hearts and minds to be more mindful and committed to proper waste disposal.
Amarildo Silva is repurposing old, used car tires into classy animal beds for the thousands of strays running through the streets of his hometown.
We have to realize that waste is not just a burden that we need to get rid of.
Sometimes, trash is a treasure for someone.
Silva lives in the city of Campina Grande, Brazil, where stray animals outnumber homeless people by over 500%!
Amarildo has become somewhat of a hero in recent years.
He’s always adored animals, spending chunks of his daily life dedicated to helping the disenfranchised. In fact, he’s dedicated over 15 years to helping animals!
He’s quite the homemaker, crafting comfortable, colorful beds for dogs. But these aren’t your typical kennels.
Tires are his best friends for this project.
Amarildo and his team do it all, from finding the discarded tires to coloring them and fitting them for healthy living.
It all started a couple of years ago when Amarildo was pondering ways to make some extra cash with available materials.
He figured he might as well reuse old products and give back to his community, hopefully turning a profit in the process.
He has produced numerous animal beds.
Repurposing used tires helps remove waste from the streets while providing homes for dogs that don’t have one.
Thanks to Amarildo and his friends, these dogs have a cozy place to sleep!
His mission is not just to provide a comfortable place for these animals.
He also takes care of them. Sometimes, he also gives them a fun bath.
When it comes to their beds, the full process is simple. Amarildo and his team find and then separate the tires, proceeding to cut them. Finally, they paint them, adding unique designs to each.
Amarildo specially personalizes every bed for each new resident.
The beds were made from creativity and genuine love.
No wonder why they turned out pretty amazing.
The dogs love them!
Branca looks great in her new home. She definitely prefers this to her harsher prior conditions.
Amarildo’s tire havens certainly beat the rugged cement outdoors!
Apparently, the animals can feel the warmth of the bed and the love they’ve received.
He’s so happy he can’t even open his eyes.
Every dog that’s been touched by Amarildo’s soft heart has experienced an incredible boost in quality of life.
This is beautiful.
Look at those adorable ears! She’s throwing the puppy eyes at us.
Bela’s loving her new home, too! She could sleep comfortably here, that’s for sure.
Here she is relaxing on a pink polka dot bedspread!
The small, painted paw print adds a tasteful artistic touch.
These beds are perfect to solace these adorable animals.
Fortunately, these puppies are going to have a much more comfortable life thanks to Amarildo!
He’s doing his community an incredible service! The impact’s truly incalculable.
These are only a handful of the lives that Amarildo has affected. The dogs surely are appreciative of his efforts and kindness.
Now, these once homeless dogs have beautifully unique spaces to rest and relax. The ground’s not exactly the most comfortable bed in the world!
To see them enjoying their new beds is just so heartwarming. As for Amarildo, his kindness, creativity, and love for animals really do a lot of things. His project also helps nature. Hopefully, many people will be inspired by him.
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