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Rescued Koalas Need Tiny Mittens To Protect Their Burned Paws

A tiny pair of mittens can mean a whole lot to an animal you'd never think would need them.

Wild animals displaced and injured by a runaway brush fire in Victoria, Australia, which has destroyed about 160 homes and wreaked havoc on the area, need all the help they can get.

Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary expect to be taking all kinds of animals displaced by the fires - from sugar gliders to kangaroo joeys to koalas. They've already taken in a number of injured birds and have helped one singed and dehydrated koala begin her recovery.

Concerned animal lovers with a penchant for arts and crafts have been donating their time and skill to help sew mittens for animals with singed paws, as well as pouches for baby joeys.

To donate funds to the sanctuary helping the displaced animals, click here. Or to try your hand at sewing mittens for a koala in need, see the pattern below, and send them to the following address in Australia: Taits Rd, Barwon Heads - PO Box 1079, Barwon Heads VIC 3227.