On the front line of rescues in RS, Michel Pereira vents and appeals: 'Continue donating'

UFC middleweight standout, Michel Pereira has been actively involved in rescuing animals in the floods of RS

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Michael Pereira has been working to rescue animals in RS (Photo: Twitter)

Standout middleweight (up to 83,9 kg) and considered one of the most exciting athletes on the UFC roster, Michael Pereira has been actively working on another very important front: rescuing and assisting victims of the floods that devastate Rio Grande do Sul. Last Wednesday night (15), 'Paraense Voador' used social media to vent about the tragedy and make an appeal to the population.

In a publication on the social network 'X' (formerly Twitter), Michael Pereira reported having rescued more than 15 animals last Wednesday and vented about the scenes he has witnessed during the rescues.


“Wednesday…another day of battle here. Today more than 15 animals were saved from this immensity of water. The scenes I'm seeing are heartbreaking for even the most brutish people like me, but I remain firm in my purpose of helping those who need it most. We are one people. We are Brazilians”, wrote the fighter.

Still on Wednesday, Michel published a video showing some animal rescues he carried out that day, as well as strong scenes of other animals' bodies floating. In the caption, the fighter made a harsh statement about the difficulties faced in the rescues and asked the population to continue donating resources to Rio Grande do Sul.


“These are sad scenes. These are strong scenes. But these are scenes that you and I need to see to understand how much Rio Grande do Sul needs us at this moment. We have been in this fight for several days that seems to have no end. The water stinks. The water hurts because it's cold. Water makes everything difficult. But today alone, 26 dogs and 3 guinea pigs were rescued. We are here for you. Let's get out of this. Keep donating, keep supporting,” she wrote.


In a bulletin released this Thursday morning (16), Civil Defense updated the number of deaths in the Rio Grande do Sul flood to 151, two more than on Wednesday. The number of missing people, on the other hand, fell from 112 to 104. In addition, there are 806 injured, 77.199 people in shelters and another 538.164 in the homes of relatives or friends. In total, 2.281.774 people were affected by the tragedy, which affected 458 of the 497 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul.

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