Fires in Australia: Brave dog saves flock of sheep

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A brave Border Collie dog surrounded a flock of sheep and chased them from a fire that was heading to their farm in Australia.

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Patsy defied forest fires on New Year’s Eve as her farm caught fire in the city of Corryong in Victoria, Australia.

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Although the flames were approaching their farm, Patsy and her owner ventured to make sure the sheep were as safe as possible.

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Border Collie owner’s sister Cath Hill shared a photo of the “ brave dog ” on social media, where she said that Patsy helped gather the herd and lead them to the “safest corner” of the farm ” .

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Thanks to the hard work of Patsy and her owner, almost all of the sheep were saved from the fire.

The Border Collie post has been shared thousands of times since Cath shared it on social media, so the sister is taking the opportunity to ask for donations to help fight the wildfire crisis.

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Many people have asked for the original video of Patsy to be put up, so here it is….when I stood in this burnt black paddock after the fire ripped through our family farm in Corryong, all I wanted to do was show our friends and family that we were ok, that we were still here, and that even in all the devastation we still had so much to be grateful for. So many others have lost quite literally everything they have. I never dreamed that these 20 seconds of Patsy in a paddock would spread across the world, and that me posting pictures of a little black and white dog would become my way to help my hometown recover from the worst fires in living memory. It’s funny how life works sometimes… These fires are not over. Not even close to being over. They will burn for weeks, months even, and communities all over Australia are going to be hit just like Corryong has been. Our fire season here isn’t even half way through, and it seems like nowhere is safe. It’s easy to feel helpless. But, it’s also easy to help. Make a donation to bushfire relief, no matter how small it is, trust me it will be appreciated. Every little bit helps!

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