Sardinia: Dog’s life hangs in the balance after he remained watch over sheep as fires broke out
The life of a sheep dog in Sardinia hangs in the balance after he refused to abandon the flock of sheep he was guarding despite the large fires which broke out on this Italian island.
Over the last few days, heavy fires enveloped large tracts of land in Oristano ad Cuglieri. According to Italian media reports, the fires were caused by high temperatures and winds.
The dog, which stole the hearts of the public with his generous gesture, is currently at Montiferru in the province of Oristano and was immediately taken to a vet, where it was established that he had sustained substantial burns and therefore might not survive.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in Sardinia because of extreme temperatures. The animals fared the worst. Right now, a rescue operation is underway to save those who managed to escape.