- Many residents of La Palma island have abandoned their pets after fleeing their homes due to a volcanic eruption more than 3 weeks ago.
- Lava has already submerged more than 650 hectares of La Palma and isolates many places where the animals live. Many of those rescued were received by other families or taken care of by social organizations
- Horses and cows congregate at the El Paso fairground, which also hosts hundreds of pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, goats, and sheep. There, the owners are looking for their pets
- – Thanks to drones, the lava-cut dogs in Todoc are provided with water, food and remote veterinary care – Rosa Arroyo confirmed
- More such information can be found on the home page of Onet.pl
The dogs, many of them greyhounds, are found in the highland region of Todoque in the south of the island, at a place called Isla Bonita. Surrounded by lava, they cannot escape, nor can they be taken out of there. The temperature of the lava exceeds a thousand. St. C.
Cumbre Vega eruption. trapped dogs
Many residents of La Palma island have abandoned their pets after fleeing their homes due to a volcanic eruption more than 3 weeks ago. Some animals, especially farm animals, were transported by rescue services to a safe place even before the volcanic eruption, during the preventive evacuation of the population. However, some escaped from the endangered places only at the last moment, before the lava flow, and forgot their animals.
This happened in the village of Todoque in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane, one of the last built-up areas affected by the lava flow, which destroyed everything it encountered along the way. More than 1,200 residents left the town before it completely disappeared from the map. Last Tuesday, 800 residents of this southwestern part of the island were evacuated.
Lava has already submerged more than 650 hectares of La Palma and isolates many places where the animals live. Many of the rescued have been received by other families or social organizations, and placed in areas made available by local authorities. The Abandoned Animals Association of La Palma stated on Twitter that they are overburdened and that no more animals can be accepted.
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Horses and cows congregate at the El Paso fairground, which also hosts hundreds of pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, goats, and sheep. There, the owners are looking for their pets.
Great damage after the eruption of the volcano
Rosa Arroyo said dozens of veterinarians and volunteers are looking after survivors. Many animals have escaped smoke, volcanic gases, and ash, and have wounds, respiratory problems, and symptoms of dehydration. They are nervous about the sounds of a volcano erupting.
According to Alexandre Libran of the Fire Intervention Unit of the Government of the Canary Islands, many drones have not been used in emergency situations.
Drones provide technicians, scientists, and the public with the information they need in real time. – He confirmed that it wasn’t possible before. – It’s a technological leap. We can see where the lava is flowing, identify cut and isolated areas. He added that while nothing can be done against the lava, we cannot avoid damaging homes, but it is possible to evacuate people and save animals.
Thanks to the drones, Todoc’s lava-cut dogs are being provided with water, food and remote veterinary care, Rosa Arroyo said.
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