ASHA the golden retriever is a real hero hound after she saved the life of a cute baby koala – by giving it a cuddle.
The cute dog, who lives in Victoria, Australia, gave her owners a shock when she walked into the house with a tiny koala snuggled on top of her. It’s thought that the joey fell out of her mum’s pouch in the night and snuggled up with Asha, who slept outside on the porch, to keep warm. With temperatures in the area dipping below 5°C it’s doubtful the koala would have made it through the night without Asha’s cosy fur to cuddle up in.
The abandoned joey is now being looked after by a local rehabilitation worker and will be released back into the wild when it’s ready.