LA PALMA, Spain:
Several emaciated dogs are curled up in and around a walled and ash-covered courtyard cut by volcanic lava in the mountainous region of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma, until a drone appears in the sky for drop off packages with food and water.
They raise their heads to watch and can be seen walking towards the packages they open with their teeth and paws to take in the much-needed nutrition, drone footage provided by one of the companies in charge showed. of the operation.
In a statement, the island council of La Palma thanked the two local businesses – Ticom Soluciones and Volcanic Life – for feeding the dogs over the past five days. They are determined to continue as long as security and weather conditions permit.
The companies have been assisted by vets who choose the food and decide on the right portions for the situation.
The council said Reuters helicopters cannot fly in the area due to hot air emanating from lava and volcanic ash which can damage the rotors, so dogs cannot be airlifted to the moment.
Elsewhere in La Palma, humans set up a makeshift animal shelter in a playground to relocate hundreds of homeless animals when their owners fled the Cumbre Vieja volcano which erupted on September 19.
Endless in view of the molten rock flows that devastated nearly 600 hectares and some 1,200 buildings, and forced thousands to evacuate, authorities on Tuesday ordered 700 other residents to abandon their homes.
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