The Government of the state of Puebla, central Mexico, rescued this Thursday two dogs that fell into the sinkhole that has been formed after a national campaign that pressured the governor of the entity, Miguel Barbosa, who in at first he ruled out conditions to save them.
“With success and thanks to the responsible efforts of the State Civil Protection and Firefighters, it was possible to successfully rescue Spay y Spike after its fall in the sinkhole of Santa María Zacatepec, “reported the Government of Puebla in its official networks.
Earlier, Governor Barbosa had warned that dangerous conditions prevented saving the pets that fell into the hole, which exceeds 120 meters in diameter and 50 meters deep, at its lowest point, after appearing in late May, when it originated with five meters in diameter.
But in just a few hours, users launched a petition on Change.org that gathered nearly 35,000 signatures and they launched a campaign on social networks with images demanding that the Government of Puebla save the animals.
“There are rescuers who want to come and rescue them, Without the need for the Government to pay them, they will do it from the heart, the Government does not want us to support and does not want to give us permission to rescue the two dogs, “Fatima Ortega, owner of Spay, denounced Efe.
The detachment It occurred on May 29 in a farmland in the Juan C. Bonilla municipality, just over 20 kilometers from Puebla capital, in an area where there are only a few small and humble houses of the people who cultivate the land.
The hole originated with only five meters in diameter, in just 24 hours it grew to 30 meters and since then It has not stopped growing.
The situation has awakened national interest in the unusual nature of the training, which has originated from undetermined natural causes or by the exploitation of aquifers, according to researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) who are at the site.
The mistake has caused damage to five homes and represents a harm to people, so the Government of Puebla was hesitant to save the animals and risk the Civil Protection elements.