Own a sewing machine? The koalas need you.
Bushfires in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria have left koalas suffering from severe burns, mainly on their paws, caused by contact with burning trees or fleeing across burning grounds.
To protect their wounds, workers at local wildlife care centres apply burn cream and bandages, then protect the koalas’ injured paws with special cotton mittens.
To keep up with the demand, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is asking volunteers to sew these mittens.
“We don’t know how many mittens we need but once the grounds are reopened to the wildlife rescuers, they will begin their black walk,” an IFAW spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.
“We just don’t know the extended injuries but we want to have the mittens ready to go and fit over their paws when they come into care to help protect their wounds.The treatment for koala burns is quite similar to treating human burns and koalas are very passive animals so they don’t reactRead More »from Australian animal rescue groups ask public to make mittens for burned koalas