Australia is on fire. It’s now official. We have a climate emergency. Over 500 million animals burnt alive or suffocated because of the fires that are wildly spreading across Australia. A lot of species are now considered extinct, both animals and plants. It’s heartbreaking to see all those animals die in agony.
As unfortunate as that is, tragedy brings out the best in people and the current situation in Australia is just the case. Millions of dollars have been donated. Dozens of wildlife rescue centers are now open across the country that rehabilitate animals injured in wildfires. Hundreds of people are out there right now fighting the fires and saving the animals.
These are their stories…
Koala the Tiny Arse
This lucky tiny fella got rescued by a truck driver Damian Campbell-Davys. The man told the local newspaper that he saw the little guy emerging from the bushfire and immediately rushed to save him.
Pouches for the injured
Sewers from all over the world united to make pouches for the injured animals.
Beautiful selfless soul
This young guy has been out searching for injured koalas in Mallacoota area. The koala in the image is one of the 7 koalas he saved so far.
Two teens are driving around in their car saving koalas. They are planning to rescue as many animals as possible. The cousins also plan to take care after their furry buddies until they are healthy and it’s safe for them to go back into the wild.
Firefighter to the rescue
Firefighters all over Australia risk their lives to fight wildfires and save animals.
Her name is Angel the cat and she spent 7 nights in the fires. When the fires consumed most of the property, her humans thought they would never see her again. Luckily, she got home safe.
Some pain relief for the burnt paws
It’s really hard to look at the photos like this one without getting all choked up.
Firefighters saving a koala bear and helping it out to some water
This is so sad but inspiring.
Appreciating a big drink and a pain relief from an ice cold bath
This rescued koala was named Dolly. You can see the appreciation she has for her saviours in her eyes.
A baby kangaroo gets rescued
This little baby got left all by itself. As you can see the baby Joey is hairless, it must have fallen out of its mama’s pouch. Poor baby!
Dog saves a flock of sheep from wildfires
We don’t deserve dogs and this story once again proves that. A heroic doggo risked his life to save sheep from burning to death in the bushfires.
Safe and sound
Another lucky ball of fur that got treatment from the volunteer veterinarians at one of the wildlife rescue centers.
Young kangaroo comes to a man looking for help from bushfires
Tons of vegetables being air-dropped to help feed starving animals
Almost 2,000 kilograms (about 4,400 pounds) of vegetables were dropped to save the animals starving from wildfires.
A burnt possum got rescued from bushfires by a WIRES volunteer
He is so small! Poor little guy.