A lava delta formed from the La Palma volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands is seen on September 29. Photo Courtesy Spanish Oceanographic Institue/TWITTER
On its way to the Atlantic Ocean, the lava flow has destroyed everything in its path but spared a few areas by creating "islands" of land that remain relatively unharmed.
La Palma's councilor of security and emergencies, Nieves Rosa Arroyo, said authorities became aware of the situation of the animals last week and subsequently commissioned the companies to help, according to Newsweek.
In order to fly the drones, visibility must be good enough for the drone pilots to safely drop the packages. High winds could also keep the drones from being able to fly.
AccuWeather meteorologists expect tranquil weather to be in place across the island into at least early next week, so it appears as if the drones will be able to continue delivering food and water to the dogs.
Lava flows from the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma on the Canary Islands on September 28. Photo by Angel Medina/EPA-EFE
Lava has already covered about 1,680 acres and destroyed more than 1,500 structures, according to Copernicus Emergency Management Service, which provides mapping products based on satellite imagery.
Lava from the eruption has been spilling into the Atlantic Ocean and created nearly 100 acres of new land.