Photo & Video: “Here you go, Mate” — Hope From the Ashes


From the Melbourne Herald Sun:

Russell Vickery

CFA volunteer David Tree helps a distressed koala in burnt-out forest at Mirboo North. Pic: Russell Vickery

UPDATE : Please send your message of support to the fire crews battling the bushfires here - at the moment there are 2108 messages – please add yours!  And go here or here to find out how you can help.

UPDATE #2: The Australian Bushfires: An Ongoing News & Comment Round-Up

UPDATE: #3:   By popular request,  “How You Can Help – Animal Edition” – what you can do to help those like Sam the Koala!

UPDATE #4:  See here for Update on Sam the Koala, Bushfire Survivor with more photos and video, and indepth follow-up story.  Sam is in good hands now and doing well.

UPDATE #5: The Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter which is now caring for Sam and other koalas that were burnt on 7 February 2009 now have a website with more great photos of and information about Sam the Koala, and they’ll be keeping it updated.  They are also, of course, looking for help in caring for her and the many other animals they’ve taken in.   http://www.samthekoala.com.au/

Pictures below the fold to save loading time:

Rebecca Michael

Recovery: Bushfire victim Sam the koala's burns are treated by Colleen Wood at a shelter in Rawson. Picture: Rebecca Michael

Rebecca Michael

Recovery: Sam the koala recovering from her burns sustained in Victoria's bushfires at a shelter in Rawson. Picture: Rebecca Michael

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UPDATE: By popular request,  “How You Can Help – Animal Edition” – what you can do to help those like Sam the Koala!

UPDATE #2: G’day to our friends visiting from the LA Times and Eye On The World

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6 Responses to “Photo & Video: “Here you go, Mate” — Hope From the Ashes”

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  2. bingbing Says:

    That photo is spreading. It was on the homepage of Naver, a Korean search engine/homepage/thingy a few hours back. I was showing a student video of the firestorm.

    I’ve mentioned to quite a few students just what’s been happenening (although they already all know about it from the news) and have described many of the aspects of a firestorm. Jaws have dropped – put it that way.

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  4. “How to Help” - Animal Edition - Australian Bushfires 2009 « The Tizona Group Says:

    [...] Bushfires here in Australia, and because the now-famous photos and videos of Sam the Koala who was rescued from the bushfire by CFA volunteer David Tree have also brought out people wishing to know how to assist the animal victims of the bushfires, I [...]

  5. Jo Cunningham Says:

    I LUUVVVV this! DONATE! its sooooo sad! kisses 2 all the animals!

  6. susan lord Says:

    After 3 months in Australia ,I have arrived back in Spain. Because my family have the house in Melbourne and the bush farm in Myrrhee(between Benalla/Wangaratta),I have shared the anxiety and been tuned to 774 ABC.It was horrendous on black Saturday for human and animal life.Between us we have donated but I would like to send financial help now .I am usually in Oz for Jan-march and would also like to volunteer practical support when there.I am a retired nurse and care for the abandoned dogs(100) here in Spain.Everyone is moved by the videos of Sam,Ash and all others.
    Sue


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