Dogs on boards, chickens in arms and bird cages on the ground were some of the images that were seen on a par with the rescue of survivors of the landslide that leaves 16 people dead in Pereira. Now, everyone is looking for a home, because some lost it and others are still unclaimed.
During the tragedy, pets have had their own rescuers and receive care in various parts of the city. One of them is the Acción Animal clinic, which is donating veterinary care, but asks for donations of supplies and food to continue serving them.
Several channels have been arranged to receive donations, other foundations have also offered themselves as foster homes, but the general call is for adoption.
A mobile from the Ukumarí Biopark also moved to the scene of the tragedy, who treated various animals on the spot and took others to their facilities.
Sandra Milena Correa, the manager of Ukumarí reported that since yesterday they have been caring for 150 animals that arrived at the place.
There are 110 birds such as chickens, ducks, birds and 23 dogs and cats. We know that many have owners, that is why we will publish the photos on social networks so that they can look for them and have them back.
“There are 110 birds such as chickens, ducks, birds and 23 dogs and cats. We know that many have owners, so we will publish the photos on the website and social networks so that they can look for them and have them back,” he said.
For her part, the social manager of Pereira, Ángela Aguirre, said that there are many other animals ready to adopt, since they were homeless or their families died.
“We invite all Pereirans to adopt, because if they do, they open space for other animals to be cared for.“, he added.
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