In 2017 on the island of Bali there was a high risk that the volcano might erupt. The locals thought it might be imminent as there had been a number of tremors felt in the lead-up. As a result, the population was evacuated to shelters set up especially for these people.
Unfortunately, not everyone could take their pets or livestock with them, and many animals were left abandoned and in real danger. A brave group of rescuers decided they had to retrieve these animals and risked everything by entering red zones to make sure that all the animals were safe.
The Rescue Attempt With A Tragic End
In 2017 the Thomas fires swept through Los Angeles leaving many homes ravaged by flames. Some footage of a man tempting a rabbit towards him so that the rabbit wouldn’t get caught in the fire went viral.
Sadly, when their bodies were retrieved from the water by those who witnessed the incident, they were unconscious and attempted to resuscitate them were unsuccessful.
Wouldn’t You Do The Same?
When a flood occurs, like the one in Louisiana in 2016, one of the many repercussions is that animals are abandoned in a panic, and therefore shelters become overcrowded.
The volunteers, therefore, have to work day and night trying to rehouse these animals to people who will love them. Leaving them waiting in a shelter is too heartbreaking to think about.
By Any Means Necessary
This image is of a man in Houston using an inflatable mattress to transport himself and his pets to safety amidst wading through the high waters from the flooding that has occurred there.
When someone has a bond with an animal, they will do anything for them, and that includes transporting them across flood waters to safety.
He Could Have Given Up
Passers-by noticed a dog trapped in a river that had frozen over. They didn’t try to rescue him themselves but thought the emergency services would be better equipped to retrieve the dog out of the river safely.
The emergency respondent was able to help as he was fully trained and equipped with protective clothing. Even still he had to move very carefully so as not to break the ice and fall in himself. Eventually, the dog, named Charlie was lifted to safety and has since been adopted by a loving family.