The pups and kitties who have been affected by these fires are suffering too. A lot of people now don't have a home for their pets, and are having to send them to the RSPCA for looking after. If any of you have any spare dollars you could donate, it would be greatly appreciated. You can visit this link to see what to do. The RSPCA is also looking after the wild animals that have survived the fire - you may have seen this little koala on the news, getting a drink from a CFA volunteer after making it out of the bushfire zone.
Photo of David Tree and Sam the koala courtesy of The Age.
The koala had severely burned paws, which is why she is resting one of them in David's hand. She has been named Sam and is now in care with her paws all bandaged up. It is estimated it will take 8 - 9 months for her to be well enough to be released to the wild again.
Victoria needs all the help it can get at the moment.