Border Collie Saves Flock Of Sheep From Wall Of Fire In Australia

The world is shocked by the raging inferno in Australia since September.

It is believed that around half a billion animals have suffered in the terrifying flames around the country, and images of injured, dehydrated, and burned wildlife have broken countless hearts all around the world.

Yet, a border collie, Patsy, is the hero of a story with a happy end. The dog rounded up a flock of sheep and herded them away from a blaze that was spreading towards their farm.

Patsy and her owner worked all night to keep the sheep safe from the bushfires the rural town of Corryong in Victoria, Australia.

Cath Hill, the sister of her owner, shared a photo of the canine hero, explaining that Patsy helped the flock and directed them to the ‘safest paddock on the farm’ before heading back out to the front line.

She wrote:

“Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog. In the early hours of 31 December 2019, while fire in Corryong was bearing down … she and my brother rounded up the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm.”

Cath wrote:

“Cool as a cucumber, Patsy waited with [her owner] until the fire got close enough to fight with a tractor and water pump.”

Patsy and her owner managed to save almost all sheep, as well as ‘the hay bales and silage, the shearing shed, and both farmhouses’.

Cath explained the damage the bushfire crisis has done on locals and farmers:

 “Everyone is just trying to get water and feed to their animals, shoot the ones that can’t be saved, get temporary fences up to keep stock secure, and put out all the logs and stumps still burning.

And there’s people who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs.”


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And here’s Patsy’s sheep, safe and sound today!

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Even though the recent cool weather has helped them to prevent the rapid spreading of the fires, Cath fears that the situation will get worse, as it is the middle of summer in Australia:

 “They are expected to get worse around Thursday this week (January 6) when hot windy weather returns. It’s unbelievable and it’s only going to get worse. That’s why we put Patsy’s story out there. People need something positive.”

After the rescue, she made a video of the brave good girl, while she was sitting on the burnt field.


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She turns to Patsy, saying:

 ‘Hey Patsy, can you hear those sheep? ‘That’s all your work, well done. You little champion, good girl.’

The video of Patsy has been shared more than 5,000 times, so she used the opportunity to raise money to help fight the crisis.