The Australian fires have been devastating much of Australia leaving people dead, without homes, and killing wildlife. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, 24 people died, about 32,400 square miles of land have burned, and over one billion animals have died. It’s a terrifying disaster, but it’s bringing people together. People are doing all they can to save wildlife, and celebrities have been donating money to help fight the fires. Another sweet thing volunteers have been doing from around the world is knitting for the animals affected by the fires.
From Iceland to USA, Singapore, and other European countries, people are knitting mittens for koalas whose paws have burned, mittens for kangaroos without mothers, blankets and more for other animals in need of comfort.
It’s a sweet way to come together and show support for Australia. Organizations in Australia are working incredibly hard to save as many animals as possible, and caring for them after the rescue is difficult. Sending goodies like this to help them goes a long way!
1300KOALAZ Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue is one of the organizations saving wildlife. On their Instagram page, some koalas can be seen wearing bandages, special clothing for burns when necessary, and more. Their work shows why the animals in Australia really need our help. Billy (seen below) is one of many animals in need.
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⬅️ swipe 💙 Meet Billy 😍 Billy was brought out of the bushfire zone on Monday, with four burned paws. He’ll be in care for some time while his paws heal, and having daily dressing changes and treatments at the vets. He’s a very trusting and gentle soul, and his carers are head over heels in love with him ❤️🐨💙 . .🐨 To contribute to care for the victims of this tragedy, please see the link in our bio 🙏🐨🍃 . . . ***Please do NOT enter the fire grounds looking for injured wildlife. SAVEM will be deployed and are trained and equipped to deal with the injuries the animals may have and the fire ground dangers that still exist after the fire has passed through.*** . . If you see an orphaned, sick or injured koala please call @1300koalaz on 1300 562529 24/7. . . #koala #koalasofinstagram #koalarescue #babykoala #australia #rescue #australiananimals #wildlifecarers #abcmyphoto #cute #love #visitaustralia #koalababy #adelaide #southaustralia #koalalove #savethekoalas #koalarescue #marsupials #koala🐨 #koalas #koalajoey #helpthekoalas #australiannature #australianwildlife #savethekoala #koalabear #australia #bushfires #cudleecreek #bushfireappeal #fundraiser @abcadelaide @abcnews_au @thetiser @abcaustralia @bbcnews
How You Can Help Australia’s Wildlife
- You can donate to 1300KOALAZ Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue’s fundraiser to help them continue saving and caring for koalas.
- Donate to WIRES’ emergency fund for saving wildlife affected by the fires.
- Donate to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.
To help people as well as firefighters too, you can donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery. There are also many more ways to help if you want to get involved.
Sign this petition demanding climate change action from Australian leaders as well because climate change has certainly contributed to the record-breaking intensity of these fires.
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