Patsy the shepherd mix is rightfully being hailed as a hero In Victoria, Australia
By Kelli Bender January 10, 2020 01:57 PM
You’re looking at a little hero!
According to NBC News, Patsy the shepherd mix almost walked through fire to save a group of more than 220 sheep.
The black-and-white pooch joined her owner, Stephen Hill, on an early morning trip to the farm of Hill’s cousin. Around 4:15 a.m. on Dec. 31, Hill noticed a wall of fire was burning towards his cousin’s farm and the town of Corryong in Victoria, Australia, and rushed over, with Patsy following close behind, to see if he could help his family protect their home, land and animals.
This blaze Hill saw is just one of many wildfires burning throughout Australia, decimating millions acres of land and killing an estimated 1 billion animals.
Thanks to Patsy, hundreds of sheep on the farm didn’t suffer a similar fate. The dog herded over 220 animals into a barn that was a safe distance away from the fires raging near the property. Only six sheep didn’t make it into the barn.