The stranded dogs. / ATLAS ESPAÑA

Drones deliver food and water to stranded dogs on La Palma

Authorities on the island are working to try and rescue the three animals that are surrounded on all sides by molten lava, smoke and ash from the erupting volcano

ATLAS ESPAÑA

Authorities on the island of La Palma are working against the clock to try and save the lives of three dogs that have been trapped by the fallout from the erupting Cumbre Viega volcano.

It is currently impossible to access the location by normal means so, for five days, the three animals - surrounded on all sides by molten lava flows, smoke and ash – have survived thanks to deliveries of food and ice cubes flown in by drones operated by an animal welfare organisation and residents.

It is hoped that the three dogs will soon be safely recovered by the island authorities, once a rescue plan has been formulated.