This US Geological Survey (USGS) image obtained May 20, 2018, shows channelized lava emerges on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on May 19, 2018,on Hawaii's Big Island. (AFP/US Geological Survey)
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When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes after the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets.In the two weeks since fountains of lava and poisonous gas spewed from the volcano, volunteers have made heroic efforts to retrieve a veritable Noah's Ark of dogs and cats, geese and ducks, cows and goats, horses, cattle and exotic birds. Many were reuniting with their owners at evacuation shelters.The animal-friendly Red Cross shelter in Pahoa, a town about 25 miles (40 km) east of the volcano, has about 100 dogs and 30 cats, along with bunnies, birds and pigs, said Burgandy Singleton, a Hawaii Island Humane Society volunteer.Singleton, who lives about 20 miles away from the lava zone, said it is important for pets to stay with their families.
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