A hundred pets lost during the eruption have returned with their owners

A hundred companion animals that were lost during the eruption of the old summit volcano of La Palma have managed to return with their masters, 23 of them with

A hundred pets lost during the eruption have returned with their owners

A hundred companion animals that were lost during the eruption of the old summit volcano of La Palma have managed to return with their masters, 23 of them with the collaboration of the Web "Animals La Palma", created nine days ago from Barcelona by the Fundación Franz Weber.

As explained by the director of the Franz Weber Foundation for Southern Europe and Latin America, the Argentine animal activist Leonardo Anselmi, held for years in Barcelona, have created the Web with the intention to be the contribution of his foundation to the tragedy that is Living the island of La Palma.

Anselmi denounces that many animals of the island have been left homeless because their masters have had to leave their homes and in the accommodation prepared by the administration to receive the animals are not allowed.

"The condition for those affected to access these centers is to separate from their pets," said the director of the Foundation, which for 45 years is dedicated to actions for the protection of fauna and flora.

According to Anselmi, who was one of the impellers of the animal campaign that ended up achieving the prohibition of bullfighting in Catalonia, since the eruption of the old summit volcano began the palm animal protectors have found some 450 abandoned animals, Most dogs and cats, but also cows, sheep and horses.

There are currently three protector working on the island and about 300 shelters from individuals who have voluntarily been offered to take temporarily care for animals while the owners do not claim them. According to Anselmi, these organizations and private homes are "overwhelmed" and need support from administrations.

"If you spend the day in Benawara's emergency protector, which is at a sports center near the volcano and where today there are about 30 dogs and 5 or 6 cats, see how many people come to ask for food for their pets and , At least twice a day, a family is reunited with his animal, "says Anselmi.

The director of the web platform denounces the actions of the insurers because, according to him, "they are a threat to the ranchers", who can not let their animals escape because the companies "just access to pay them if their animal dies, what It supposes a catastrophe for the ranchers and an attack against the animals. "

With the look on the next few weeks, Anselmi has written a letter to the Canarian Government and the Minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Ione Belarra, to request that the rescue protocols include animals and support the protectors.

He has also prepared a team of volunteers to fly to La Palma and is managing a "great transfer" of animals, by boat, to other islands.

The director of "Animals La Palma" affirms that at least a hundred of the 450 animals found have a family identified and that, through the web, which is updated every hour, the information is disseminated so that the owners are reunited with their pets Or for families to adopt homeless animals.

In case a person or family has lost their pet can contact the platform (www.animallapalma.org), through the number of whatsapp, by call or by filling out the contact form, and facilitate images and information from the Animal so that the workers of the website cooperate with the protectors to find it.

The organization of the website is clear: the "animals found" are those that the protectors have found and wait for their original family or new adopters, while the "disappeared animals" are those who their owners seek while they are still unknown. by the island.

Anselmi confesses that they have been found with very painful cases, like that of some families who have lost everything and can no longer take charge of their pets.

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 19:29

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