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Offbeat eruption in the Canaries: Dogs trapped by the lava receive food by drone

14:55  14 october  2021
14:55  14 october  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Local authorities realized the presence of dogs in early October and acted immediately

La lave du volcan Cumbre Vieja, aux Canaries, a atteint l'océan le 29 septembre 2021. © Miguel Calero / EFE / SIPA The lava of the volcano Cumbre Vieja, Canary Islands, reached the Ocean September 29, 2021. Delivery - Local authorities realized the presence of dogs in early October and acted immediately

the situation continues to deteriorate on the island of the Palma ( Canary ), where the Volcano Cumbre Vieja has been eruption 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 several dogs had been trapped by the lava. Locked in their kennel, animals are stuck without water or food in the todoque area, west of the island, reports Newsweek . 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 Drone . Thanks to the help of two local companies, the canids amaigris and weakened receive from the food 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. The airport reopened this Saturday but a part of the Volcano cone collapsed the same day, causing new lava flows along the flanks of the island.

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