An image of an injured joey with heavily bandaged hands, feet and tail shows the devastation the Western Australia bush fires have had on wildlife.
The heartbreaking image was uploaded to Waroona Veterinary Clinic's Facebook page.
According to the
the clinic in Yarlopp is providing round-the-clock care for animals wounded in the blaze which tore through the town in early January.
The clinic revealed the joey had survived extensive burns to much of his body.
Unfortunately not all animals have been so lucky and despite their best efforts vets couldn't save an alpaca found at a property ravaged by the blaze.
The fires destroyed 143 properties in the area south of Perth and also took a toll on the wildlife in the region.
Doctor Rebecca Flegg, one of the vets to travel to the region, told the ABC about the range of wildlife left fighting for their life.
"We have joeys with badly burned feet, tails and paws, possums with burned tails and noses and birds that have either been hit by cars or dehydrated.
"The animals have no idea what's going on, they've lost their homes in this too."
The clinic has worked non-stop since the fires broke out, taking in animals free of charge.
The local community has chipped in with donations of medical supplies.
Yarloop residents barely had time to save themselves, let alone their animals.
Dr Flegg said some had no choice but to leave their pets behind.
As residents returned they found some had suffered smoke inhalation, burns, or had passed away.
Dr Flegg said the task of caring for the animals has been exhausting and emotional but the community has badned together.