Heroic Dog Herds 900 Sheep To Safety From Australian Bushfires

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From Global News By Meaghan Wray

There are many worthy of hero titles who’ve helped during Australia’s bushfires. One of them is a dog named Patsy. See the ARTICLE and VIDEO HERE.

On New Year’s Eve, wildfires took over parts of Upper Murray in Victoria, forcing many of the area’s animals to seek safety quickly. Luckily, the six-year-old pup wasn’t too far behind.

The Kelpie/Border Collie dog spent hours on the morning of Dec. 31 herding 900 sheep to safety, SBS News reported. “I’d have been stuffed without Patsy,” owner Stephen Hill told the broadcast station. Now internet-famous, Patsy’s social media channel is full of photos and video of her at work. In one picture, Patsy can be seen sitting in a field with the fires raging behind her.

“This is Patsy just after she and her human brought the sheep to safety on the morning of New Year’s Eve,” the caption reads. “Cool as a cucumber, Patsy waited with him until the fire got close enough to fight with a tractor and water pump. What a team!”

A photo shared right after that one shows a herd of sheep feasting on some hay. “And here’s Patsy’s sheep, safe and sound today,” the caption reads.

Video posted to the social media account shows the same herd grazing in a smoky background. Patsy sits patiently in front of the anonymous video taker, who calls her a “champion” and gives her a pat on the head.

“I never dreamed that these 20 seconds of Patsy in a paddock would spread across the world, and that me posting pictures of a little black and white dog would become my way to help my hometown recover from the worst fires in living memory,” Patsy’s owner wrote.