Officials with the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan have authorized an attempt to rescue at least six drone dogs trapped in a lava-surfaced area of the volcano in La Palma.
This authorization comes in response to a formal request for refund and after analyzing the business plan submitted by the company that will lead the operation, El Mundo is moving forward.
Animal platform Leales.org explained that the plan is to use modified marine logistics cargo planes to reach the six dogs surrounded by lava. This organization reports that more than two tons of modern equipment worth 60 thousand euros were transported to La Palma for the operation.
The drones, belonging to the company Aerocamaras, contracted by the Animal Defense Organization, are equipped with a pioneering system for emergency capture and release of animals weighing up to about 20 kilograms.
For four days, three engineers, along with the company’s technical and research director, designed this innovative system that allows an animal to be caught and transported during flight. It has not been tested before in Spain because air safety laws prohibit the transportation of animals by drones.
If rescue is not possible, then an attempt is made to move some kind of shelter and food to the area where the animals are being held.
Many of the dogs trapped in La Palma are being controlled and fed thanks to drones. It is impossible to save them because they are surrounded by incandescent lava flow pic.twitter.com/PIlscz4dMU
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