This 19 November 2019 video says about itself:
In the dramatic video, you can see her rush to the animal’s aid as it crossed a road near Long Flat in New South Wales.
She wraps the koala in her shirt, then gives the poor thing some water.
Its cries for help had been answered.
The local woman told an Australian news outlet her name was Toni.
She said she would take the koala to the nearby Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
BuzzFeed News says over 30 surviving koalas have been taken to the hospital to be treated for burns and dehydration.
More than 350 koalas are thought to have died from the flames in a major habitat.
Luckily, the marsupials have a canine on their side.
This is Bear, the Cattle Dog crossbreed from Queensland.
Bear is trained to find and save koalas hurt in Australia’s bushfires.
The hot, dry summers in Australia are a perfect storm for bushfires.
But drought conditions and high temps have sparked fierce blazes early.
In November, bushfires have taken the lives of at least four people, burnt about 2.5 million acres, and ruined more than 300 homes.
This 5 November 2019 video from Australia says about itself:
Koalas rescued after NSW north coast fires kills hundreds of others, destroys habitat | ABC News
After bushfires razed a critical koala habitat south of Port Macquarie on the NSW north coast, several surviving koalas are being tended to by volunteers to help them heal. But while it will be months before they’re ready to go home, the recovery of their habitat could take much longer.
Read more here.
Australian cities bathed in smoke from hundreds of bushfires: here.