By Laura Kemp • 15 October 2021 • 14:53
"Against the clock" rescue of four dogs in La Palma
Aerocamaras, a drone specialist, company prepares an “against the clock” proposal to rescue four dogs that are trapped in the surroundings of a house in the El Paraiso neighbourhood, El Paso, as a result of the lava flows from the Cumbre volcano.
According to their proposal, which is waiting to receive the relevant services, they would use a cargo drone that would transport their own logistics system adapted to the characteristics of the animals.
Together with another support drone, the pilot in charge of the operation could then safely plan the rescue flight.
The use of helicopters is unfeasible due to the materials (ash, pyroclasts) released by the volcano, and access by land is also difficult due to the surrounding ash and lava.
For this reason, drones are the only viable way for a possible rescue of the animals, who are being monitored by members of the UPA La Palma.
Two companies, Volcanic Life and Ticom Soluciones SL, have been feeding the animals using drones for several days and with the endorsement of the Cabildo de La Palma.
The animal platform Leales.org points out that two of the hounds can leave and enter a nearby pond, which allows them to shelter from the heat and cold. However, the other two that are in a smaller pond are in the sun and without the possibility of shelter.
The Aanipal association has proposed sending a small shelter for their protection, since during the day they are exposed to the sun and at night they have nowhere to shelter from the cold.
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