Corryong, Victoria, is like the rest of Australia currently battling devastating wildfires.
Almost half a billion animals are estimated to have died in Australia so far as a result of the fires, and while the country’s wild animals are most vulnerable, countless farm animals are also perishing.
Recently, a flock of sheep in Corryong nearly met their end as a wall of fire crept towards them over the farmland.
But Patsy, a six-year-old border collie, and her unnamed owner bravely came to the rescue.
Patsy fearlessly rounded up the sheep and herded them into the safest paddock on the farm.
After the talented dog got the sheep to safety, she stayed by her owner’s side until the fire had advanced close enough that he could get his tractor and a tank of water and attempt to fight the fire.
Cath Hill, sister of Patsy’s owner, shared a chilling picture of Patsy with the raging wall of fire in the background that shows the severity of the situation.
Thanks to Patsy’s bravery, the majority of the sheep survived, and thanks to her owner the silage, shearing shed, farmhouses and hay bales were also spared.
Now, Patsy is being praised by her community and hailed as a hero.
Everyone is in awe of this heroic pup and Hill published a video of Patsy on Facebook where she praises the pup for her good work and the rescued sheep are shown in the background.
In the post Hill also named a number of bushfire relief fundraisers that Patsy and her family would love for people to support.
If you’d like to help you can find all the info here.
This is what a hero looks like.
Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog. In the early hours of 31 December 2019, while fire in Corryong was bearing down them, she and my brother rounded up the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm. She then found a safe spot while my brother fought the fire with a tractor and a tank of water. Almost all sheep are safe, along with the hay bales and silage, the shearing shed, and both farm houses. My brother doesn’t do social media, but Patsy does. Great job little girl 🙂Update 7 January 2020 – Patsy and her family are busy cleaning up the farm and helping others get sorted out. You can help too! They would love you to donate to these bushfire relief fundraising collections: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/?view=article&id=145:helping-wildlife-during-bushfires&catid=11:wildlife-informationhttps://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donateUpdate 5 January 2020 – Patsy is now on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/B67HA-xHJSH/?igshid=126abkbj2hytc #patsythecorryongwonderdog #strongincorryongUpdate 4 January 2020 – Patsy’s story is spreading, so for those people who would like to donate funds to help the Upper Murray community, please support these links which are confirmed to be genuine and keep sharing Patsy’s post 🙂https://www.parksideproduce.net.au/products/feed-for-fire-gift-voucherhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/xycjem-cudgewa-has-burnt?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheethttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-town-and-its-community-need-some-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Posted by Cath Hill on Friday, January 3, 2020