24th October 05:55 PM
No dog left behind in Bali volcano evacuations
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 05/10/2017

Volunteer rescuers are working to make sure no man, woman or dog is left behind, as a volcano on Bali threatens to erupt.

The Indonesian government has warned Mt Agung is expected to erupt for the first time in decades.

Ahead of the imminent blast, more than 140,000 people have been evacuated from the red zone around the volcano and moved to temporary holdings on other parts of the island.

However, in the rush, many left their animals behind, as well as dozens of stray dogs that call the streets home.

Volunteers for the Bali Animal Welfare Association have now taken matters into their own hands.

So far, the group has created and filled one temporary animal shelter, which currently houses more than 70 dogs, on an empty pig farm.

Hundreds of small earthquakes have shaken the island in the build‑up to the possible explosion, with officials on high alert.

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