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Old 29th January 2020, 17:39   #1
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Yokohama has donated around 190 factory scrap tyres to Neighbourhood Woof - an NGO that will be re-using them to provide durable beds for stray dogs in the shelter in Delhi.

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Neighbourhood Woof helps local stray dogs which are injured and also conducts sterilization and vaccination programs. According to the NGO, tyres can be easily disinfected and re-used as beds for dogs during the winter season.

According to the company, Yokohama India is said to have one of the lowest scrap ratio plants in the Yokohama Group. Tyres which do not meet the company's standard are scrapped.

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Old 29th January 2020, 18:37   #2
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In this day and age, when reasons to smile are few and far between, this piece of news instantly brought a smile to my face.

Excellent initiative by Yokohama and Woof!

I sincerely hope that many more tyre manufacturers will put their scrap tyres to good use in a similar fashion.
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Old 29th January 2020, 19:43   #3
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I wish my bed had such a sporty tread pattern!

But why would dogs prefer to sit inside that cramped tyre? I think they are sitting there only because there is warm sack inside the tyre.
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But why would dogs prefer to sit inside that cramped tyre? I think they are sitting there only because there is warm sack inside the tyre.
But that's how they sleep anyway: all rolled up, nice and cosy

Great initiative by Yokohama! This inspires me to collect scrap tyres from the local tyre shop and do this for the strays in my area myself
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Great initiative by Yokohama! This inspires me to collect scrap tyres from the local tyre shop and do this for the strays in my area myself
You need to be able to cut the sidewall fully to accommodate larger dogs, but that would simply be impossible for you to do so cleanly. With the sidewall a maximum that can be accommodated is a puppy or a cat. Do try though. I might be able to contribute 4 of them soon, I'll keep you posted.

Good initiative, happy to have owned a set from Yoko. There are so many little things that can be done to life around us just by modifying or re-using useless items around our home. Do look around your own home people, summer is round the corner, you can use chipped or unused bowls (preferably clay or fiberglass since it won't absorb heat) as water bowls for birds, used/torn jute mats as a bed of sorts for dogs, a clay pot (well cleaned or new of course @ 50 bucks) as water source for them as well.

Also as was typical of life of our ancestors, you can put banana peels, overripe fruits, excess sambar, unused veggies etc as a salad for cows. Swiggy/Zomato bowls and plates can be used as a free storage for water or seeds/dals for birds.

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What a kind gesture by Yokohama... Stray animals are the worst affected living beings in winter. Great read to start the day.

Not sure, if Yokohama could show this as CSR.
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Kudos to Woof and Yokohama for coming up with such a simple yet innovative idea. Regular rugs get soiled and torn easily by getting caught between the nails of dogs. Using tyres completely eliminates that problem
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Good initiative by Yokohama.

By the way, this is not a new thing. An animal lover in my city has been using old tyres as bed for stray dogs for more than 2-3 years now. Earlier he had used cartons and barrels for the same purpose but it turned out to be a bad idea as there was only one way out for dogs and, taking advantage of that, some people found ways to trouble dogs.

Ps. One more small trick he's taught me is applying a strip of reflective tape on dog collars. This helps road users notice stray dogs sleeping on the roadside or crossing the road at night thereby preventing accidents. He says, and I agree, that most road users will try to avoid hitting dogs on the road if they can notice them well in advance.
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Suberb action by Yokohoma. Hope the dogs feel comfortable.

In Chennai we recently noticed used tyres being converted to flower pots by the Chennai Corporation and placed near the Aavin Paal booth. I remember as a kid burning tires was the norm, lovely to see these novel initiatives.
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Great initiative in a country which is suffering from waste management problems.

Wish the dogs knew about tyre sizes and forms.
Their conversations would have been,
Dog 1: Dude mine are Geolander A/T 's with cool white walls.
Dog 2: Nah mine are Advan r19' s straight outta the racetrack.
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Heart warming gesture this is! Kudos!
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Bumping up an old thread - we are looking for old tyres in Delhi, for this exact same purpose. Winters are harsh up here in the north, and tyres like these provide decent shelter from the worst of the cold (especially if you put a bed in the middle). These are for street/community dogs who otherwise have no form of shelter. If any Bhpians could give me any leads on how to source these I would be very grateful.
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Bumping up an old thread - we are looking for old tyres in Delhi, for this exact same purpose. Winters are harsh up here in the north, and tyres like these provide decent shelter from the worst of the cold (especially if you put a bed in the middle). These are for street/community dogs who otherwise have no form of shelter. If any Bhpians could give me any leads on how to source these I would be very grateful.
Hey Lone Ranger,
That's a wholesome initiative you've taken up. Any tyre shop would be happy to sell you old/used tyres. A salvage yard is also a great place to start looking.
Hope this helps.
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