The bushfire in Australia has caused so much damage and has affected so many animal lives. Sadly, those who survived are now living in an undesirable habitat. They live in a place where resources are no longer available.
That is why it is crucial to find them. One of those animals that badly needs help is the surviving koalas. There are still many of them in the forest that no longer have access to food and water.
One way of finding them is with the help of a detection dog. One of those dogs is Bear. Bear is an Australian Koolie who was trained to see koalas. Whenever he does find one, he would sit near it and wait for his handler to come.
This fantastic dog has located over 100 koalas. That’s a remarkable achievement for a detection animal. It seems that Bear has finally found his calling.
People once thought that he would never amount to anything. He was abandoned and would always be returned to the shelter by potential adopters. He did not make a good pet because he was obsessive-compulsive. This was the main reason that he often gets sent back.
The attributes that make him a bad pet are the same ones that make him excellent at being a detection dog. He enjoys being one. He loves being able to contribute to the community.
Even with his achievements, Bear and his team still have a lot of saving to do. It is challenging because they have to rescue the animals and prepare for the next fire season at the same time.
They are taking on the challenge. The rescue team will not stop saving the survivors. They feel lucky that they have Bear with them, who makes finding animals faster for everyone.
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