Volunteers pitch in to make pouches for Aussie animals affected by bushfires

People all around the world have responded to the Australian bushfires by lending a crafty hand to animals in need.

With an estimated 1.25 billion Aussie native animals perished in the bushfires across the nation, and many more injured and left orphaned, people from all over the world have responded with kind gestures. 

After the Australian rescue group Animal Rescue Craft Guild (ARCG) called out for items that could help orphaned animals, they were inundated.

People from all over the world sent in homemade pouches, blankets, mittens and jumpers to help give the displaced animals something to snuggle in. 

"We are very humbled by the amount of people willing to help us. It’s a level of support we never imagined, back in October when there were 1,200 of us crafting away. Today, we are at over 154,000 people all pledging to pitch in and give us a hand," Sarah Rollings, one of the members who manages the ARCG group told Metro.co.uk.

Although the group has certainly been overwhelmed by donations, they are still in dire need of securing more kangaroo-sized hanging bags - due to their larger size they aren't supplied as frequently.

All images from the Animal Rescue Craft Guild

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