|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)
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!