Animal rescuer and her dogs died in tidal wave after Tonga volcano eruption

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A beloved animal rescuer, and her dogs, perished when a tidal wave from a recent volcano eruption near Tonga swept them away. According to multiple sources, Angela Glover, co-founder of the Tonga Animal Welfare Society, was swept away by a wave as she attempted to rescue her dogs.

On Sunday, the Animal Network Cooperative reached out via social media to inform followers of Glover’s passing:

We have had sad new overnight that in the recent Volcano and following tidal wave, the founder of TAWS, Angela and one of the key people Joey coordinates with, Angela and her dogs sadly died. This is a tragedy and from the articles we have read she was trying to save her dogs when they were washed away.
Angela is the Co founder of TAWS Tongan Animal Welfare Society.
SPAWS in the South Pacific Animal Welfare Society. They work together both TAWS and SPAWS when they needed assistance with island rescues


Nick Eleini, Angela’s brother, told BBC News that his sister’s body was found by her husband, James. He also told the news agency that living in Tonga was his sister’s dream:

“But it’s also a beautiful life. She was living her dream. She always wanted to live in a place like Tonga. We are so proud she was able to fulfil that.”

It is unclear how many casualties there were after Saturday’s eruption because communication with Tonga has been minimal. Australia and New Zealand sent military surveillance flights to the area on Monday.

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