No pet left behind: Groups rescue animals stranded in lava zones

  • An animal search-and-rescue team led by the Hawaii Island Humane Society and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, removed — sometimes by helicopter — more than a dozen animals, including birds, sheep, cats and a dog, from Kapoho Beach Lots on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
  • More than a dozen animals were rescued Thursday from Kopoho Beach Lots. (Courtesy photo)
  • (Courtesy photo) Teams led by the Hawaii Island Humane Society and the ASPCA removed more than a dozen animals out of the Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision in lower Puna on Thursday.

More than a month after volcanic activity began disrupting life in lower Puna, teams are still striving to rescue animals that remain in the lava zones.