Offbeat eruption in the Canaries: Dogs trapped by the lava receive food by drone
Drone Company Rushes to Rescue Trapped Dogs in Daring Life and Death Mission
A drone company in Spain is awaiting last-minute approval from Spanish authorities to utilize a cargo drone to rescue dogs surrounded by lava flow.The dogs have been trapped in ponds in the area of Todoque, one of the towns most devastated by the eruption. Two companies have been feeding the dogs using drones over the past two weeks. But rescuing the dogs would be much more difficult since the operation has never been done before, according to the CEO of Aerocámaras, Jaime Pereira.
Local authorities realized the presence of dogs in early October and acted immediatelyDelivery - Local authorities realized the presence of dogs in early October and acted immediately
the situation continues to deteriorate on the island of the Palma (), where the since September 19th. The lava flows have already destroyed 1,100 buildings and provoked the displacement of 6,000 inhabitants.
In early October, the local authorities realized that severalhad been trapped by the lava. Locked in their kennel, are stuck without water or food in the todoque area, west of the island, reports . In order not to let them die, the island officials have decided to act.
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of the food chosen by veterinarians
for a few days, the dogs are thus nourished by. Thanks to the help of two local companies, the canids amaigris and weakened receive from the by the air, as seen on relayed images on social networks. Temperatures related to lava flows prevent any rescue attempt.
On Tuesday, the authorities thanked both companies for their "selfless work to guarantee the well-being of these animals". They clarified having asked for veterinarians to choose the most appropriate food in view of the dog's situation. Companies clarified that they would continue these deliveries by drone as long as necessary and as long as it is possible.
The situation does not arrange on the island of Palma.but a part of the cone collapsed the same day, causing new lava flows along the flanks of the island.
Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano .
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