Sunday, February 15, 2009

Down Under Sunday

Hi kitties.  Once again I am sorry I have been a bit slack about posting but I'm sure most of you have heard about the awful bushfires that are burning near my home town at the moment.  Out in my backyard, we can smell the smoke of the fires.  That's how close they are.  We are not in any danger but there are so many kitties and pups and people that have lost their homes or their lives.  Please also spare a thought for the wild life that is now homeless.  

This photo is of a CFA (Country Fire Authority) volunteer who found a koala after the fire had burnt through her patch of forest, and gave her a bottle of water, and held her little burnt paws in his hand.  She has been named Sam and is now in the care of wildlife protection.  They estimate she will be able to return to the wild in 6 - 8 months.

The RSPCA is taking donations to help kitties and pups in need.

10 comments:

Country Cats said...

What a cute koala. We are purring hard for all those humans and animals affected! Stay safe!

BeadedTail said...

Those fires are horrible and I hope they get them out soon. Thank you for providing a link to an organzation that is helping the animals in need!

peggy and The Cats said...

We wish we could send some of the rain we're getting today. Purrs for you and all the firefighters.

The Island Cats said...

Huffle...we are purraying for those who may be in harm's way! Stay safe!

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

So very sad! We pray no more lives are lost! (((hugs)))

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks for sending us an update!
We hope more animal friends are
helped to stay safe! Purrs

Diamond said...

I hope you are alright.
Lynettea read in the paper that Sam is a Strezleki koala and has very good genes for Koalas, with a very important strong immune system. So she is a very important koala to save for the whole koala population. A lot of koala populations are inbred because of fragmented habitat and there are also quite a few diseases affecting different parts of the koala population.
Wildlife Victoria is also collecting donations to help wildlife affected by the bushfires.

katztales said...

Didn't realise you were in Australia. Keep safe!

Amazing picture of the koala and rescuer. i thought koalas didn't like people???

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

The Lady read us that story and showed us the video. It was really sweet. We're purring for all the animals in the fire areas.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I saw this photo on the news. So sad!