Responding to the Fires

We have been helping the Southern Cross Wildlife Care team all summer, at the clinic near Braidwood NSW, as well as on the road to the NSW south coast, around the Blue Mountains and this weekend at Cooma near the Snowy Mountains. Fortunately the fires across NSW finally were extinguished with good rain, but many animals are still undergoing treatment.

Meet Polly the koala. Polly was rescued on the NSW South Coast by a member of the public but was kept for a day and not taken to a veterinarian for 24 hours. She was very stressed, emaciated and dehydrated by the time she reached Dr Howard Ralph. But she is now in good hands with an experienced koala carer who is in regular contact with us as we monitor Polly’s progress. Happily, she is now much calmer and gaining weight.

There’s still a long way to go for Polly and others like her but we will be with them on their journey to recovery. Please help us to help them recover and go back to a safe place in the wild by donating via