SCITUATE, Mass. — A South Shore, Massachusetts, animal shelter is doing its part to help Australian wildlife devastated by wildfires.
“We knew if we put some type of call out for help, our supporters would come through, which is exactly what happened,” said executive director MaryAnn Regan.
The shelter began collecting handmade joey pouches for baby kangaroos who have lost their mothers to devastating Australian brush fires.
The joeys spend nine months in their mother’s pouches. “They are essential for the developmental purposes, absolutely essential,” said Regan.
The handmade pouches come in all different versions, some even have a strap for rescue workers to wear while carrying the baby kangaroos.
The shelter has already shipped out more than 200 joey pouches to Australia, all of them sewed by people in the community.
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