Thousands of people had to flee and leave everything behind after the eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, more than a month ago.
The situation is even worse, as some of the displaced residents had no choice but to leave their furry companions behind. About 80,000 people live on the island, of which nearly 6,000 have been destroyed by natural wrath. Nevertheless, many of the remaining pets (mainly dogs) were seen escaping from the roof after being trapped in lava.
Locals and rescue teams reached these helpless animals and eventually sought to find a way to save them. However, it is very dangerous to approach the lava, either on land or in the air by helicopter, as hot lava is still flowing. Therefore, they took care of these poor animals until the volcano stopped the eruption or found a better solution. With the help of the drone, the rescue team threw food at them.
A tragic drone footage reveals a moment when a rescuer is handing food to the same dog stuck on the roof. As you can see in the short video, poor puppies are nothing but bones and skin. Unfortunately, drone feeding is the best rescuer you can do right now for desperate animals.
Since the volcano is still active, it is almost impossible for authorities to estimate when these animals will be rescued. However, some small animal welfare groups are also planning to use drones to save these dogs.
Update: A group of dogs trapped on the roof of the area was recently rescued by a drone “by a mysterious gang,” the Guardian reports. I also captured that moment with the camera.
“We watched it in (video ) and confirmed that it was genuine,” Aerocamaras CEO Jaime Pereira told local media. “The main thing is that the dog went out either way.”
See the moment here: