Cows, too, fly by helicopter
During the summer months spent in the alpine pastures, cattle, too, are among Rega's "patients". As part of the assistance programme for mountain farmers, Rega rescues injured, trapped or dead livestock from rough terrain and transports them to the nearest location that can be reached by an overland vehicle. Rega commissions commercial helicopter transport firms to perform this task on its behalf.
Rega's family patronage treats livestock in the same way as family members.
The emergency number for contadino missions:
At Rega’s rescue operation centre a special emergency number for such flights is at disposal for the needs of the mountain farmers, herdsmen and dairymen: 058 654 39 40.