My dear friend:
You can not possibly know how touched I was by the photo of the Koala and the fire fighter that you posted. When I was a child, my favorite animal was the Koala – it’s the reason I’ve had such a love for Australia my whole life and want to get there before I die. I don’t know how they did it in the late 60s/early 70s but my parents found a stuffed/toy Koala that I wouldn’t let out of my site for years.
Anyway, I know this fire is a huge devastation for many, many people but also for the animals, as you’ve pointed out. Is there a fund set up for wildlife rescue resources at all? I’d very much like to donate to help save little guys like the one in your photo. It’s not that I don’t care about the humans, but I always feel in situations like these that the critters need just as much as the humans and sometimes they don’t get as much help. If you could point me to a reputable site, I would gladly donate to help.
Be well, my friend.
Donna: the RSPCA in Victoria is accepting donations for the animals that are now homeless, ownerless, hurt, maimed and, for far too many, murdered/dead.