They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, which is exactly what this artist kept in mind for a better cause.
Artist Amarildo Silva, 23 used his creative skills to turn old tires into beds for stray animals, specifically stray dogs and tiny kittens!
Everyone deserves a bed to sleep in at night whether you’re human or four legged, which is why Silva has been collecting old tires that were only gathering dust and put them to good use.
The artist who lives in Campina Grande, Brazil is sadly approached by stray animals on the streets every single day, specifically in his town where there are five times more animals on the loose than the homeless on the streets.
When Silvia noticed the stray animals using old tires as shelter during the night, the brilliant idea was born, and while the refurbished tires offers the lost puppies and kittens a home, the beds also brighten up the streets considering each tire is decorated with a different color!
The artist also made sure to scrub the tires thoroughly to make sure they were safe for the stray animals to call home.
Each tire includes a soft cushion and matching pillow to make sure the animals are comfortable while some even have their name on the front.
After lending a helping hand to many animals in need, Silvia’s good dead gained local attention and he was even asked to show off his works of art at community events and schools.
He currently owns his own business, Cãominhas Pets, which creates sustainable and durable tire beds for both homeless animals as well as people upon request!
Aside from making beds, Silvia’s other work includes colorful furniture that is recycled, sustainable, and overall good for the environment!
“Over the course of two years, I already removed 1,500 units of old tires from the environment making only the [pet beds]. This certainly makes a very big positive impact on nature,” Silva said to Green Matters, an environmental blog.Amarildo Silva