Patsy, the shepherd mix, almost walked through fire to save a group of sheep, which consisted of over 220.
The black and white dog joined Stephen Hill, her owner, on an early morning trip to the farm of Hill’s cousin.
Around 4:15 am on December 31, 2019, Hill noticed a wall of fire was burning towards his cousin’s farm and the town of Corryong in Victoria, Australia.
Hill and Patsy rushed over to the scene to help protect their land, animals, and their home.
The blaze Hill saw is just one of many bushfires that were burning throughout Australia, decimating millions of acres of land.
The bushfires have killed nearly 1 billion animals.
Thanks to Patsy, hundreds of sheep on the farm didn’t suffer a similar fate.
The dog guided over 220 animals into a barn that was a safe distance away from the fires, which were raging near their property.
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Only 6 sheep didn’t make it into the barn.
During an interview with the local press, Hill said, “If you haven’t got a good dog, you can’t do so much with the sheep.”
Cath Hill, the sister of Stephen, said the 6-year-old pooch’s act helped people in a lot of ways.
Cath also assisted in creating an Instagram account for the pooch, sharing videos and images of the dog sitting on the ground, covered by sheep, smoke, and raging flames.
Stephen, the owner of Patsy, said he feels lucky to have a fearless good dog like Patsy.
Massive bushfires in Australia have killed over 1 billion animals throughout the country. People all over Australia are urging each other to leave raw foods such as carrots and other food for the animals that are migrating away from the massive fires.