Baby Kangaroos Nursed Back To Health After Brushfire
When a brushfire broke out in Yarloop, Australia that lasted for three weeks many animals in the area were pushed out of their homes, or even worse, hurt. Having nowhere to run, many wound up with severe burns on their bodies. But don't worry the story gets better.
Thankfully, a group of veterinarians at the Waroona Veterinary Clinic refused to leave them behind and kept their clinic, the only one in the fire zone, open for animals affected by the brutal fire. Kangaroos, cats, dogs, possums, birds and even an alpaca have been brought into the clinic so far.
"When they’re with us, we’re able to treat their wounds, keep them hydrated, comfortable and look after them as best we can," Samantha Dunne, trainee veterinary nurse at Waroona Veterinary Clinic, told The Huffington Post Australia.
Many of the animals are making promising recoveries with the help of the veterinarians. They are treated for smoke inhalation, their burned areas are cleaned and bandaged regularly and they are given a safe, comfortable space to heal. One kangaroo joey, who is referred to as "Little Boy Blue," was burned on all four paws and his tail. As of Monday 1/25, he no longer needs his tail bandage, thanks to the work of the vets.
After the animals have fully recovered, the vets hope to return them to their owners or, in the case of the kangaroos, release them back into the wild.