WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: One Small Act of Compassion

Yesterday Adelaide was the hotest city in the world. The city reached its highest temperature ever of 46.2 degrees.Elsewhere around Australia, the relentless heatwave continues. While the emphasis is always on we humans, how does it affect animals, wild and domesticated, who have higher body temperatures than us?

It’s those small acts of compassion which define us. Here’s a lovely story of a police officer who could have easily driven past a lone sheep, dying of thirst. But he didn’t

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/good-news/kind-hearted-police-officer-praised-for-helping-injured-sheep/news-story/ffd588c323cbc279b7b1a858783bd234

Kind hearted police officer praised for helping injured sheep

A NSW police officer has received mountains of praise after he made a heartwarming decision when he saw a sheep struggling in the heat.

Ally Foster and AAP

Senior Constable from Bourke was conducting a search warrant when he noticed a sheep struggling to walk in the heat with an injured leg,” the post read.

“Instead of letting the sheep struggle in the heat, the Constable put her in the front seat with him and drove her around to a holding pen.

“As you can see, she has her seat belt on too. Safety first!”

The photo has gained more than 21,000 likes, with thousands of people praising the officer for his heartwarming act.

“We need more of this gorgeous human behaviour,” one person said.

“You are a hero and doesn’t the poor little mate look happy cuddling up to you,” another wrote.

One added: “She looks so relieved and good on you mate!”

Kind hearted police officer praised for helping injured sheep

A NSW police officer has received mountains of praise after he made a heartwarming decision when he saw a sheep struggling in the heat.

Ally Foster and AAP

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Heatwaves – Natures Silent Killer

A New South Wales police officer was conducting a search warrant in a rural town in the state’s northwest when he noticed an injured sheep struggling in the scorching heat.

Much of Australia is still suffering through a week-long heatwave, with the town of Bourke, where the animal was spotted, reaching over 46C yesterday according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The sheep appeared to have an injured leg and knowing how hot it was outside, the kind-hearted officer decided to help the animal out.

He picked up the sheep, put her in the car and drove her to a pen, with NSW Police Force uploading a picture of the two to Facebook.

The officer took a selfie with his new friend before dropping her off a holding pen. Picture: NSW Police Force

The officer took a selfie with his new friend before dropping her off a holding pen. Picture: NSW Police ForceSource:Facebook

“A Senior Constable from Bourke was conducting a search warrant when he noticed a sheep struggling to walk in the heat with an injured leg,” the post read.

“Instead of letting the sheep struggle in the heat, the Constable put her in the front seat with him and drove her around to a holding pen.

“As you can see, she has her seat belt on too. Safety first!”

The photo has gained more than 21,000 likes, with thousands of people praising the officer for his heartwarming act.

“We need more of this gorgeous human behaviour,” one person said.

“You are a hero and doesn’t the poor little mate look happy cuddling up to you,” another wrote.

One added: “She looks so relieved and good on you mate!”

HEATWAVE SET TO PEAK IN NSW

While some parts of the country are already starting to experience a cool change, NSW won’t get relief from the soaring temperatures just yet as the state prepares for the peak of the heatwave.

As towns in the state’s upper west, including White Cliffs, Borrona Downs and Tibooburra Airport, recorded temperatures in the early 40s before 9.30am today, more records threaten to break.

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Heatwaves – Natures Silent Killer

A New South Wales police officer was conducting a search warrant in a rural town in the state’s northwest when he noticed an injured sheep struggling in the scorching heat.

Much of Australia is still suffering through a week-long heatwave, with the town of Bourke, where the animal was spotted, reaching over 46C yesterday according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The sheep appeared to have an injured leg and knowing how hot it was outside, the kind-hearted officer decided to help the animal out.

He picked up the sheep, put her in the car and drove her to a pen, with NSW Police Force uploading a picture of the two to Facebook.

The officer took a selfie with his new friend before dropping her off a holding pen. Picture: NSW Police Force

The officer took a selfie with his new friend before dropping her off a holding pen. Picture: NSW Police ForceSource:Facebook

“A Senior Constable from Bourke was conducting a search warrant when he noticed a sheep struggling to walk in the heat with an injured leg,” the post read.

“Instead of letting the sheep struggle in the heat, the Constable put her in the front seat with him and drove her around to a holding pen.

“As you can see, she has her seat belt on too. Safety first!”

The photo has gained more than 21,000 likes, with thousands of people praising the officer for his heartwarming act.

“We need more of this gorgeous human behaviour,” one person said.

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“You are a hero and doesn’t the poor little mate look happy cuddling up to you,” another wrote.

One added: “She looks so relieved and good on you mate!”

HEATWAVE SET TO PEAK IN NSW

While some parts of the country are already starting to experience a cool change, NSW won’t get relief from the soaring temperatures just yet as the state prepares for the peak of the heatwave.

As towns in the state’s upper west, including White Cliffs, Borrona Downs and Tibooburra Airport, recorded temperatures in the early 40s before 9.30am today, more records threaten to break.


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Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

@BOM_au

“Severe to extreme heatwave conditions across the southeast interior”. Temperatures exceeding 45oC for many locations through western NSW and central Australia this afternoon. Latest at http://ow.ly/3W6s30nlrdY


Ivanhoe and Menindee in the far west are forecast to nudge an extreme 48C. Sydney’s CBD is expected to reach a more bearable 34C, but in the city’s west, suburbs including Penrith are tipped to climb to 45C.

Broken Hill and Canberra are slated for their fourth day in a row of days above 45C and 40C respectively — neither of which has happened since records began in those regions.

But some relief is on the cards for southern and central NSW, as a cooler change pushes through on Friday night and into Saturday morning.

“The air that’s coming through will still be above average temperatures but considering how hot it’s been lately, it will be a cool relief,” the Bureau of Meteorology’s Anita Pyne said. Total fire bans are in place across much of central NSW, stretching from the Victorian border to Queensland.

The NSW Rural Fire Service is already battling nearly 70 fires across the state.

2 thoughts on “WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: One Small Act of Compassion

  1. Bless that man for taking care of the poor sheep! What a lovely story Kate. I hear about the extreme heat in Aus and my thoughts and concern go to the poor animals … whether thru water holes drying up or fires or heat … pretty tragic. Thank you for your heart post – I nearly said heart warming post but we”l leave the warming out of it 🙂

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