Folks who live near the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii have had to leave home to escape the danger, but when Carol Hosley was packing up two weeks ago, her two dogs became frightened and ran away.
Hosley had adopted Little Dude and Brus from the Aloha Ilio animal rescue, so they joined her in searching for the pets. After 10 days of searching, the rescue team finally found the dogs trapped between a fence line and a surge of cooled lava. Luckily, they weren’t hurt by the lava, but they had been bitten by red ants and were severely shaken by the experience.
Rescue crew members had to army crawl to get to the dogs and while they were saving them, they weren’t out of danger themselves because another volcanic fissure was opening up close by, but no one was hurt. “I’m just thrilled to death, I just couldn’t be happier,” Hosley says. “The other stuff is stuff, but I got the dogs.”