Team members from Embassy Canberra in Australia traveled to the LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans) Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue to donate boxes of joey pouch liners sewn by a community group in Redding, Calif. for fire-affected wildlife, Feb. 18. The team also brought cash donations to support bushfire recovery efforts in the local area. During their visit, the Embassy Canberra team had the opportunity to witness the tremendous efforts by LAOKO, Vets Beyond Borders, and Helping You Help Animals to assist wildlife affected by an unprecedented season of wildfires. The clinic volunteers consisted of experienced veterinarians and fire and rescue volunteers who regularly canvass an area covering 350 kilometers of bushland, performing daring tree climbs to rescue koalas and evacuate any kangaroos, wallabies, and/or birds that were trapped or hurt by the fires.
Photo by Alondra Bayless