Currently it’s fire season in Australia and the koalas have been victims of the fires in South Australia and Victoria. There’s still risk of more fires to come (hopefully not!) as summer is still in full swing.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has asked people to sew cotton mittens for the koalas to help their recovery.
“Koalas with burns to their paws need to have them treated with burn cream and wrapped in bandages. They then need special cotton mittens to cover the dressings. All this needs changing daily so we’re asking if you can help us by sewing koala mittens – as many as they can before the fire season truly hits.”
The IFAW has a pattern linked on their site, or see the PDF file here:
Use 100% cotton only — e.g.: old sheets, tea towels or cotton t-shirts
Send your mittens to
6 Belmore Street
visit the website for more details