Several extremely malnourished dogs are huddled together in a closed-off yard, trapped by a wall of volcanic lava in Spain’s La Palma Island; a drone suddenly appears in the sky to drop much-needed water and food.
The Island Council of La Palma island thanked two local companies – Volcanic Life and Ticom Soliciones for volunteering to airdrop the dog’s food.
The companies have been feeding the animals for the past five days and will continue to do so as long as meteorological conditions allow it.
Elsewhere on the island, residents and volunteers had set up an impromptu animal shelter inside a school playground to temporarily provide refuge to hundreds of pets made homeless when their owners fled the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption.
The lava is preventing an overland rescue of the dogs on the Spanish island, where the Cumbre Vieja volcano has been erupting since mid-September. https://t.co/YDT84ePwwr— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 13, 2021
With no end in sight to the flows of molten rock that have laid waste to nearly 600 hectares and some 1,200 buildings and forced thousands to evacuate, authorities ordered another 700 residents to abandon their homes on Tuesday.