Many people have been battling the devastating Australian wildfires, but the animal kingdom is also helping, according tomedia CNET. Patsy, a 6-year-old sheepdog from Corryong, Victoria, Australia, helped rescue a flock of sheep in a recent fire in Australia. Patsy’s owner now has an Instagram account for it, Patsy the Corryong Wonder Dog.
Patsy’s owner did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but his sister, Cath Hill, spoke to Metro UK about the dog. Hill said Patsy took the sheep to the safest location on the farm when her brother put out the fire.
Hill wrote on Instagram that Patsy was calm as the fire behind him got closer and closer. Its owner was using a tractor with a water tank to put out the fire. Hill says almost all of the sheep were saved.
A post on Patsy’s Instagram account read: “Patsy and its owner are really grateful for all the support from followers around the world, but unfortunately these fires are not over and won’t last for weeks. Recovering from a fire can take months or even years. The account encourages followers to contribute to a number of groups, including BlazeAid and the Australian Red Cross.
It is estimated that between 18 million and 20 million acres of land have been burned in Australian wildfires, killing at least 25 people and about 1 billion animals. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth recently donated $1 million to fight the fire. His upcoming film, Thunder bolt 4: Love and Thunder, was due to begin filming in Australia in the fall, but could be delayed by the fire.