Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Sew to help the (koala) victims of the Adelaide hills fire


Taken from IFAW Facebook page
If you're in Australia you've probably heard about the terrible bush fires in Adelaide. One way we can  all help is to sew mittens for the koalas that have been caught up in the destruction. Sometimes we forget that homes and human lives aren't the only thing at risk, the wildlife needs help too. Animals are in danger of burns, dehydration, loss of habitat and food sources. The IFAW Facebook page recently put out a call for Koala mittens to cover the bandaged paws of Koalas who have been burnt in the fire. 

They are quick and easy to make but can only be made from 100% cotton. You can use clean sheets, cotton fabric and other such things that you may have. You will also need wool to create a way for them to be tied on. 



Send your mittens to IFAW at 6 Belmore Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 (they will be distributed to where they are needed most)




  Photo: Jeremy the koala being treated for badly burned paws, which he suffered in the Sampson Flat bushfires. (Supplied: Aaron Machado, via The ABC)


Join in and help these animals in their time of need! So far I've made eight pairs!

Alecia xx



6 comments:

  1. I have not heard of this project to help the koala victims of the bushfires but I think it is the most wonderful idea and something so simple that almost anyone can do to help out. Thanks for sharing !

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    1. It was really easy to do, I heard about it in the morning and had finished by the afternoon. They got all the mittens they needed too which is wonderful! They came as far as Russia and the UK apparently :)

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  2. What a beautiful way to help some of our most wonderful creatures! I hope they are recieving many! howsophseesit.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I thought so too! :) They received more than enough to cater for those already injured and have a large supply to cater for any future fire emergencies! It's great to know something so simple can really help. :)

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  3. I agree with Sophie H, this is a beautiful way to help some of our lovely creatures. Beautiful post, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! I think its amazing how quickly the organisation got all those little mittens. So many, from so far and wide. Its pretty heartwarming when you think about it :)

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