Sunday, 11 January 2015

Conservation groups appeals for mittens for koalas with burned paws

Friday 09 January 2015

Conservation groups have appealed for people to make cotton mittens for koalas whose paws were burned in major wildfires in Australia.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare published a pattern to make the mittens on its Facebook page, saying: “Koalas urgently need your help.”

“We may see more koalas coming into the care of wildlife groups for treatment of burns. We urgently need mittens made from 100 per cent cotton sheets or tea towels to protect injured paws,” it said. “Please cut out our pattern and get your friends to get sewing too.”

It said it would pass the mittens to vets and other groups looking after the injured animals.

The Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO) also issued an appeal for donations to help look after injured koalas.

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