By George Stephens • 17 November 2019 • 10:52
A charity called Koalas in Care, provides 24 hour treatment to injured animals every day of the year.
Although the bushfire crisis has led to a surge in coming patients many now orphans as their mothers died in the blazing fires.
Big washing baskets, packets of nappies and breathing equipment stand ready and waiting for the next incoming emergency.
Rescued joeys snuggle down into hand knitted pouches, knitted by local ladies in the community.
The kind ladies are knitting 14 hours a day to ensure enough pouches are available.
Although the charity is appealing to knitters world wide if you have the art to knit a pouch please do and post to the charity.
Euro Weekly News reader Melanie Pitman from Marbella has already knitted 4 pouches and posted to Australia.
Melanie said ” I’ve always been an animal lover and when I saw the bush fires I did some research saw on Facebook the charity and got my knitting needles out”
” The thought of orphaned Koala bears brought tears to my eyes”
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