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As Spanish volcano roars, drones drop food for dogs stranded by lava

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LA PALMA, Spain, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Several emaciated dogs lie curled up in and round a walled, ash-covered yard minimize off by volcanic lava within the mountainous space of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma, till a drone seems within the sky to drop packages with food and water.

They carry their heads to look and might be seen ambling in the direction of the packages which they pry open with their enamel and paws to tackle much-needed vitamin, drone footage offered by one of many corporations in control of the operation confirmed.

In a press release, the Island Council of La Palma thanked the 2 native corporations – Ticom Soluciones and Volcanic Life – for feeding the dogs for the previous 5 days. They are resolved to proceed so long as security and meteorological circumstances enable.

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from El Paso, Spain, October 9, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina

The corporations have been assisted by veterinarians who select the nourishment and determine on parts befitting the state of affairs.

The council informed Reuters helicopters can not fly within the space as a result of sizzling air emanating from the lava and volcanic ash that may harm the rotors, so the dogs can’t be airlifted for the second.

Elsewhere in La Palma, people arrange a makeshift animal shelter in a faculty playground to rehouse lots of of pets made homeless when their house owners fled the Cumbre Vieja volcano that erupted on Sept. 19. learn extra

With no finish in sight to the flows of molten rock which have laid waste to just about 600 hectares and a few 1,200 buildings, and compelled 1000’s to evacuate, authorities on Tuesday ordered one other 700 residents to desert their properties. learn extra

Writing by Andrei Khalip; Editing by Mike Collett-White

The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from El Paso, Spain, October 9, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava and smoke as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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