As Australia continues to fight the devastating bushfires, more and more heroes are emerging. One of those heroes is a four-legged friend named Patsy, who saved a whole lot of lives. Patsy the dog saved an entire flock of sheep in Corryong, Victoria, Australia, and she is being rightfully celebrated.
Patsy is a six-year-old border collie who rounded up a flock of sheep with her farmer owner when the fires hit their rural home. Almost all of the sheep were saved, along with the hay bales, silage, shearing shed, and farmhouses. Patsy is now being called a “wonderdog” for her heroism.
Patsy’s owner’s sister wrote on Facebook, “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 farmhouses. My brother doesn’t do social media, but Patsy does. Great job little girl.”
The family also shared a GoFundMe page dedicated to helping the people and animals of Corryong.