Hales Corners woman knits for animals affected by Australia's wildfires

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HALES CORNERS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Hales Corners woman is doing her part to help the animals affected by devastating wildfires in Australia. 

Mandy Fehland is making pouches for kangaroos and blankets and pillows for bats, all by sewing and crocheting by hand. 

As the fires kill those animals, they leave the babies orphaned, and these items help people take care of them.

She was inspired by a Facebook post by the Animal Rescue Craft Guild and has been sewing ever since.

"I was bored and I was thinking what am I going to do today," Mandy said. "I have the abilities, I have the fabric, I have the time, so why not?"

She's already made eight wraps for bats, one kangaroo pouch and she's working on pouches for wallabies.

She says she will keep sewing until there is no longer a need for them.

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