Two weeks ago four dogs were trapped in two ponds in the La Palma volcano exclusion zone. During all this time the animals have been fed with drones, and this week the Steering Committee of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) has authorized the Galician company Aerocamaras to rescue them with drones . However, when the company came to their rescue, they found a great surprise: the dogs had disappeared.
To try to locate them they have used thermal cameras and loudspeakers that simulate sounds calling them, but they have not been successful . Social networks have been mobilized and the hashtag #dondeestanlospodencos has quickly gone viral. Nobody understood how the company responsible for feeding them warned on Monday that the buts were not in the pond and did not communicate it until Wednesday, when Aerocamaras came to their rescue.
But the story does not end here. This Thursday Aerocamaras has found a large banner during the search of the area that reads : «Force La Palma. Dogs are fine. Team A » . Everything suggests that someone, through the lava flows, managed to reach the dogs and took them away.
The only way to access the pond where the dogs were was to walk through one of the streams around it . Without a doubt, a reckless action, taking into account that in some points the ground reaches 160 degrees of temperature. Veterinarians say that without the help of someone the dogs have not been able to get out of there on their own. In addition, they consider that it would be something that does not make any sense since there they had water and food.
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Today we have found #prints that appear to be of people within the exclusion zone. This could explain the absence of the #dogs in the inspected area. # Aerocamaras #PerrosLaPalma pic.twitter.com/FgVyaNFGaD
– Aerocamaras Specialists in Drones (@aerocamaras) October 21, 2021
The company, through Twitter, has admitted that there is a lot of information about the whereabouts of the animals that for now they have not been able to confirm. Its main objective is to make sure that the dogs are well.
According to the ‘Club de Caza’ team A are hunters who have “risked their integrity to rescue their dogs .” Sources close to the owners that the dogs are with “who should be.” In addition, they deny that they were abandoned, but were forced to flee when the volcano erupted.