On April 22, 2015, we all saw the magnificent but dangerous volcanic eruption that took place near Puerto Varas, Chile. We were all amazed with the beautiful images and videos of the Calbulco volcano, and at the same time were glad to learn that no casualties have been registered as of yet. People have been evacuated from the area because of the health threat the ashes in the atmosphere present. Rescuers such as the Red Cross, firefighters, police and armed forces have moved into the area to help those that have stayed behind, and among those humans, are many farm animals, house pets and strays such as “Ceniza” (Spanish for Ash).
While rescuers set up camp into a town called Ensenada, they are greeted by Ceniza, the friendly dog believed to be a stray or a house pet left behind. He is a large breed, lovable dog who doesn’t mind coming close to first responders.
The pup is happy to offer rescuers some help. He brings a smile to their face, plays with rescuers during their down time or simply keeps them company. Best of all, rescuers have taken to the dog and don’t mind sharing their meals with the pet.
The future of the dog is as uncertain as the future of the many other animals in the disaster zone, but lets hope one of the rescuers who has befriended the dog decides to take Ceniza/Ash home.
Below are more images of Ceniza.