With bushfires still raging in Australia, over 500 million animals have died there since September. However, communities are coming together, people are volunteering to fight the blazes, and complete strangers all over the world are donating what they can to support Australia. What’s more, some animals are turning out to be real heroes and they’re saving their fellow animals.

You’ve probably already read about Bear, a good boy who finds and saves koalas. Well, it’s time you met another hero doggo—Patsy, a 6-year-old border collie-kelpie cross who saved a flock of sheep while her owner fought the flames approaching their farm.

Read on about Patsy’s heroic deed! When you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s post about the pictures that sum up the Hell on Earth that’s taking place in Australia right now. And in case you want to make a donation to help our fellow Australians who are affected by the bushfires, scroll down to the bottom of the article for several links.

More info: Instagram | Facebook (Cath Hill)

Meet Patsy the border collie. Patsy saved a flock of sheep from fire

Image credits: Patsy The Wonderdog

In this photo, you can see the Australian bushfires near the doggo’s owner’s farm

Image credits: Patsy The Wonderdog

And here are the sheep that Patsy the wonder dog saved

Image credits: Patsy The Wonderdog

Image credits: Cath Hill

Patsy the dog rounded up the sheep and brought them to a safe paddock on her owner’s farm in Corryong, Victoria. Meanwhile, her owner was putting out the fire bearing down on her property with a tractor equipped with a tank of water.

The doggo-owner duo managed to save almost all of the sheep from the blaze. Not only that, the pair saved the farmhouses, the hay, the shearing shed, as well as the silage. In other words, their entire livelihoods.

Watch the video that Patsy’s owner’s sister took of her

Patsy’s owner’s sister Cath Hill told Metro that the situation in Corryong is “like Armageddon.”

“Everyone is just trying to get water and feed to their animals, shoot the ones that can’t be saved, get temporary fences up to keep stock secure, and put out all the logs and stumps still burning. And there’s people who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs.”

“It’s unbelievable and it’s only going to get worse. That’s why we put Patsy’s story out there. People need something positive,” Cath said.

The cooler weather delayed the bushfires around Corryong recently. But things might get worse this week, as the hot windy weather will most likely make a return and spread the blaze.

People adored Patsy’s heroics

If you’d like to help out Australians in need of your help, there are several disaster relief and recovery efforts that you can donate to:

The Red Cross

St Vincent de Paul Society

The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund



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