Bow WOW! Berlin Opens Soup Kitchen for Dogs
New leash on life for pets of struggling humans
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2008 6:20 AM CST
One of hundreds of dogs at a shelter in Taiwan. Dogs are being abandoned as owners cut expenses during the financial crisis. A group in Berlin is trying to help with a soup kitchen for dogs.   (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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(Newser) – Things are apparently woof all over—so Berliners have now opened a soup kitchen for dogs. Businesses have donated pet food and funds so that hounds belonging to homeless people and the unemployed can chow down. Organizers shrug off criticism that their efforts would be put to better use serving humans. Dogs are "incredibly important for those who lack social contact with other humans," a director told Reuters.