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WATCH: PCG rescues dogs trapped in Talisay, Batangas

/ 04:28 PM January 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday rescued several dogs trapped in Batangas amid Taal Volcano’s unrest.

In a video posted at PCG’s official Twitter account, PCG personnel can be seen carrying the dogs during an evacuation conducted in Talisay, Batangas on Wednesday morning.

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According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Taal Volcano Island smelled of rotting animal corpses, but there were still scared dogs, horses, cows, and other animals on the are needed to be rescued.

The Coact Guard likewise patrolled the vicinity waters off Taal Lake to warn local fishermen against venturing off to sea.

Thousands of residents have been evacuated after authorities raised an Alert Level 4 in Taal Volcano which means that an “explosive eruption” is imminent. Alert Level 5 is the highest, indicating an eruption is taking place.

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READ: Taal Volcano now on Alert Level 4: ‘Hazardous eruption imminent’

Taal has been restive for months until it suddenly rumbled back to life on Sunday afternoon, spewing a giant ash column into the sky after a phreatic eruption occurred in its main crater.

READ: Taal Volcano erupts

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of Taal volcano eruption
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent eruption of Taal volcano.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.
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