In the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, there was the strongest natural disaster in Guatemala in the last forty years. The volcano of fire, located in the vicinity of several villages, erupted and caused mass evacuations. Nearly two million people were affected.
The volcano is located in Antigua, a colonial city that has been declared a UNESCO heritage site for surviving volcanic eruptions on several occasions.
In the tragedy, many people had to run with what little they could take with them. However, a citizen named Don Ignacio, made a point of taking something very special: his dog.
A video caught the moment the man runs, with tears in his eyes, with few belongings and his dog in his arms: “I managed to rescue him,” he says, extremely affected.
Many rescue groups took on the difficult task of finding survivors in the dangerous conditions that the volcano established. The volcano expelled rivers of mud and lava more than 10 thousand meters high, which extended to a radius of 40 kilometers.
Don Ignacio’s images touched hearts all over the world, for the love he expressed in wanting to save his dog. The man risked his life to save his pet, showing loyalty and love for those who will surely be eternally grateful.
Natural disasters can greatly affect pets once they get completely disoriented. The most recommended is to keep them protected with your family. “It is necessary to recognize that if a place is not safe for you to stay, neither will it be for your animal.”
Man puts the welfare of his dog above everything else
Check out the moment that touched hearts all over the world:
Don Ignacio reacted in an exemplary manner to the terrible situation. Hopefully, all affected families can locate their relatives, friends and pets. Share this exciting and heroic moment with your friends and family! Be strong Guatemala!