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Pouches for Joeys


Young kangaroos need a warm pouch to survive and reach maturity. Orphaned joeys require carers like Lisa Rose of South Hedland, WA to make pouches for them.

Lisa provides a retreat for injured and motherless joeys and often seeks help from local volunteers to raise the young kangaroos. Recently there was an urgent need for cloth pouches for the increasing number of joeys brought to her retreat.

Natasha Reimers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enlisted the help of seven other women in her congregation to make 23 cloth pouches for the joeys. Lisa thanked the women for the pouches and said, “I very much appreciate the pouches. They were made with love”. 

Many of the joeys will have a better chance of survival, and as Natasha explained, “It was a very rewarding experience for us to help Lisa in her efforts for kangaroo conservation. It was great to use our sewing skills making the pouches, to be useful to the carers and to provide a safe place for kangaroos to grow up.”

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