Amazing outpouring of mittens for koalas from around the world

The author with an injured koala wearing its mittens.

Our Australia team’s call for koala mittens has been incredibly successful and we are now being inundated with mittens from thoughtful people all over Australia and as far afield as Europe, Canada and the US! Thank you to everyone who has dedicated their time to help we are incredibly grateful.

We have had such a great response we now have plenty of mittens available.

This began as a small regional effort, and in Australia we are now moving to work with local people to create cozy pouches for other wildlife like possums, kangaroos and wallabies that are also at risk from bushfires.

Due to the high cost of shipping internationally, we asking people outside of Australia who still want to help to consider donating to IFAW or signing up for emails so they can be alerted of opportunities to help animals in the future.

Thank you!


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