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Koala Sam Finds Love on Valentine's Day After Bushfires |

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- 3536 days ago -
KOALA Sam - a global face of the Victorian bushfires has fallen in love - with a koala called Bob who is another refugee of this week's bushfires.


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Barb K (1694)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 5:45 pm
Awwwww, how sweet! Sam & Bob were meant to be together! Thanks Cheryl.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 6:02 pm
Maybe they were together at some point in their lives and got seperated during the fire... and now have just become reaquainted...Thank you for this story..It is so wonderful to know there are those out there who dedicate their lives for the betterment of animals...Such a great and heart warming story amidst all of the usual end of world scenerios and war stories...This just made my day!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 12, 2009, 7:49 pm
Beautiful thanks for posting Cheryl

Anita B (69)
Friday February 13, 2009, 2:03 am
Absolutely, marvellous news. Thanks Cheryl

Gene g (7)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 8:56 am
Hi Cheryl

And a great thanks for your work. It's absolutly fabulous. And you have chance to make it. I'm jalous ;-)

Michael Angel (58)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 2:33 pm
More on Sam

Help needed RSPCA
Also Healesville sanctuary(Which had to evacuate during the fires OK now.)

Re: Australia - Wildlife Shelters
Well I emailed and asked them if they could get me the contact info.

At least 3 wildlife shelters were lost from the fires. Here is the email I received in response:

To donate to the welfare of SAM & BOB, please send a cheque or money order to:

Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter
PO Box 13
Rawson 3825

Alternatively, to support ALL wildlife in the affected areas donations can be made as follows:


MONEY - If you wish to donate money we are suggesting forwarding on your donations to the Gippsland group WRAP. WRAP have already lost three wildlife shelters in the inferno and a fourth is under threat. They are struggling financially to help the wildlife in need. BADGAR is working closely with WRAP on and off the fire ground. If you would like to donate to WRAP directly then please go to WRAP - Wildlife Rescue and Protection or alternatively you can send a cheque or money order directly to:

1540 Turtons Creek Rd
Woorarra West
Victoria 3960

Thank you

Colleen Wood
Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter

Cheryl B (60)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 3:40 pm
Thanks Michael..I have also been posting this link to make it simple for overseas donations..

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Monday February 23, 2009, 9:47 am
Thank you Cheryl for all that you have been doing for the poor animals of Australia.
I have received many pictures of the devastation. These little ones are very lucky to have survived.
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