Prague residents over the Christmas holidays donates a record eight tonnes of cat and dog food, both dried and canned, plus snacks to a well-known animal shelter in Troja, the Municipal police confirmed on Sunday.
On December 23 and 24, some 15,000 people visited, the police said in a press release. According to the shelter, several dogs were adopted. Around 3,000 dogs and 1,700 cats arrive at the shelter annually; most of the dogs are successfully returned to their owners, the shelter said.
In addition to food, citizens also offered warm blankets, bowls, leashes, and toys.
The canines are housed in Troja, while the felines are placed at a facility in Dolních Měcholupy across the city.