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Kangaroo Dumped In Ditch Finds Perfect Family To Spoil Her

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When Mandy, a young kangaroo, got hit by a car, the culprit behind the accident didn't call for help. Instead, he or she stopped only to dig a hole beside the road in a thicket of grass where he could dump her body. It was meant to be her grave.

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"The rescuer just saw the tip of the tail," Wild About Wildlife, an animal shelter based in Australia, wrote on Facebook. "It could have been a slow and horrible death."

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However, on that fateful Monday, Mandy was found and rescued by a member of the Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network, who then took her to Wild About Wildlife for further treatment.

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"She had bleeding from one ear and was [not] responsive," Lisa Milligan, the founder of Wild About Wildlife, told The Dodo. "[She] was very cold. We put her in front of the fire and gave her some medications. It then was a waiting game to see if she was going to recover."

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The day after that, she was able to stand - and demand even more to eat. As her appetite continued to grow, she also began to show off more of her charming personality.

"Mandy has a very sweet nature and is very trusting with us," Milligan said. In a video shared by the rescue, Mandy's seen standing and giving affectionate licks to one of her caretakers.

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When Mandy's old enough, she'll be released back into the wild where she belongs. But in the meantime, she's enjoying life at the rescue. In a recent photo, Mandy is even seen catching a few z's alongside her dad after snacking on an especially delicious sampling of grass.

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"[She has] a long way to go but I feel that she has a fighting spirit," Milligan said.

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"We all love her," she said.

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Watch this video about people who stopped everything to help a kangaroo with his head stuck in a bucket: