This Abandoned Dog Saved 100 Inured Koalas During Australia’s Brushfires

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Bear — a rescued dog that was abandoned by his family — helped save 100 koalas that were injured during Australia’s devastating bushfires.

The 5-year-old Koolie (an Australian dog breed) is a member of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Detection Dogs for Conservation team, which trains rescue dogs to track at-risk koalas.

Although the fire season ended in March, the team is still on the ground looking for sick and injured koalas.

With the help of drones and thermal cameras, the group is able to locate koalas in trees … then the dogs are sent out to use their sense of smell to find them in the difficult-to-navigate landscape.

The rescued koalas are on the edge of starvation, and the goal is to nurse them back to health and then release them where they have a better chance of finding food.

As for Bear, he wasn’t always thought of so highly…

He’s high-energy, obsessive, doesn’t like to be touched, and is completely uninterested in people. Sadly, these behavior characteristics didn’t make him an ideal pet — so the family that bought him from a pet shop abandoned him.

Thankfully, though, the USC find these challenging characteristics ideal for their rescue missions.

“When we look for a new dog, we put word out to all the rescue groups because often what we look for in a dog makes them difficult pets,” Dr. Romane Cristescu, Bear’s handler, told Newsweek.

Thanks to the Detection Dogs for Conservation team and their sacrificial work, Bear has found a place to call home and a job that makes him a superhero.

He even has his own Instagram account!

Bear is proof that there’s a place for all animals — and that even difficult ones have a purpose in the world.

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