Australia has a new hero and her name is Patsy
Australia is in the midst of one of the worst wildfires ever recorded.
With Australian wildfires causing billions in damages (and the people who helped intentionally set the fire still not lit on fire for their actions), people are hurting, lives are being lost and up ended with animals in the wild being left to fend for themselves. However, there’s one animal who has had a hand in trying to change that.
NBC news reported a story on a cute shepherd mix (if you don’t know, most Australian Shepherd dogs are smarter than many people) named “Patsy”.
On Dec. 31st, Patsy and her daddy [who reside in Corryong, located in Victoria, Australia] noticed a wall of fire heading towards his cousin’s home. He and Patsy rushed to action where they helped save over 220 sheep!
Counting all the rats, field mice, squirrels, ants and bugs, along with countless kangaroos, koala’s and other animals found in the land down under, it’s estimated that the loss of life in the wild is in the millions.
Hill’s sister has set up an Instagram (@patsythecorryongwonderdog) for the dog, which includes a video of the dog sitting on the ground, surrounded by sheep, smoke and flames. (See Below)
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Many people have asked for the original video of Patsy to be put up, so here it is….when I stood in this burnt black paddock after the fire ripped through our family farm in Corryong, all I wanted to do was show our friends and family that we were ok, that we were still here, and that even in all the devastation we still had so much to be grateful for. So many others have lost quite literally everything they have. I never dreamed that these 20 seconds of Patsy in a paddock would spread across the world, and that me posting pictures of a little black and white dog would become my way to help my hometown recover from the worst fires in living memory. It’s funny how life works sometimes… These fires are not over. Not even close to being over. They will burn for weeks, months even, and communities all over Australia are going to be hit just like Corryong has been. Our fire season here isn’t even half way through, and it seems like nowhere is safe. It’s easy to feel helpless. But, it’s also easy to help. Make a donation to bushfire relief, no matter how small it is, trust me it will be appreciated. Every little bit helps!