SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Aerocamaras, a company contracted by the Leales.org Platform, has designed a catch-and-release net system in case of emergency for animals up to 20 kilos that will be used to rescue dogs trapped by the lava from the La Palma volcano.
The system will be proposed by the animal rights organization to the autonomous communities so that they contemplate it in the evacuation plans of animals in catastrophes where the lives of rescuers are in danger: fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.
For four days, three engineers, together with Aerocamaras’ R&D technical and research director, designed an innovative system that allows an animal to be trapped and moved in flight. It has never been tested before because Spain’s air safety laws prohibit the transfer of animals via drone.
Aerocamaras has to its credit being one of the few schools that train drone pilots and are licensed by the AESA (State Agency for Aviation Safety). If the rescue of trapped dogs is not possible, an attempt will be made to move some type of shelter and food in greater quantity.
They are currently embarking from Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma. Leales.org, together with Siacan, have put in place the ground logistics for the transfer of more than two tons of the latest technology worth 60,000 euros and that without insuring they will put on top of the volcano’s heats.