- Many islanders of La Palma abandoned their pets after fleeing their homes more than 3 weeks ago due to a volcanic eruption
- Lava has already flooded more than 650 hectares of La Palma and has isolated many places where animals live. Many of the rescued were taken in by other households or social organizations took care of them
- Horses and cows are grouped in the El Paso fairground, which is also home to hundreds of pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, goats and sheep. There the owners are looking for their pets
- – Thanks to the drones, the lava-cut dogs in Todoque are provided with water, food and veterinary care at a distance – emphasizes Rosa Arroyo
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Dogs, many of them greyhounds, can be found in the high zone of Todoque in the south of the island, in a place called Isla Bonita. Surrounded by lava, they cannot escape, nor can they be taken from there. The temperature of the lava exceeds 1000. st. c.
The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Caught dogs
Many islanders of La Palma left their pets behind after fleeing their homes more than 3 weeks ago due to a volcanic eruption. Some animals, especially farm animals, were transported to a safe place by rescue services before the volcanic eruption, during the preventive evacuation of the population. However, some only fled the endangered places at the last moment, just before the flowing lava, and forgot about their animals.
This happened in the village of Todoque in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane, one of the last built-up areas to be affected by the lava flow, which destroyed everything it encountered along the way. More than 1,200 residents left the city before it completely disappeared from the map. Last Tuesday, another 800 residents of this southwestern part of the island were evacuated.
Lava has already flooded more than 650 hectares of La Palma and has isolated many places where animals live. Many of the rescued were taken in by other households or social organizations took care of them and placed them in areas made available by the local authorities. The Association for Abandoned Animals of La Palma reported on Twitter that it was overloaded and that no more animals could be accepted.
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Horses and cows are grouped in the El Paso fairground, which is also home to hundreds of pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, goats and sheep. There the owners are looking for their pets.
Major damage after the volcanic eruption
Dozens of veterinarians and volunteers care for the survivors, Rosa Arroyo said. Many animals have escaped smoke, volcanic gases and ash, have wounds, respiratory problems and symptoms of dehydration. They are stressed by the sound of an erupting volcano.
According to Alexander Liran of the Fire Intervention Unit of the Government of the Canary Islands, there have never been so many drones used in an emergency.
Drones provide technicians, scientists and the public with the information they need in real time. – It was not possible before – he emphasized. – It’s a technological leap. We can see where the lava flows, identify the cut off and isolated areas. While nothing can be done about the lava, we cannot avoid damaging homes, but it is possible to evacuate people and save animals,” he added.
Thanks to the drones, the lava-carved dogs in Todoque get water, food and veterinary care at a distance, says Rosa Arroyo.
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