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31 Heartwarming Photos Of Animals Returning Home After Bushfire Evacuations

A happy ending to what’s been a horrific week for many Australians.

On Sunday, Victorian animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, which is home to over 300 animals, received warning that a fast-moving bushfire was heading straight towards them.

Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission

They quickly evacuated over 100 animals to a staff member’s house in Melbourne.

Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission
Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission
Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission

Others were moved to empty, fire-safe paddocks nearby, while the volunteer group Country Fire Authority battled to get fires under control.

Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission

The fires came within 1km of Edgar’s Mission, but thanks to the CFA they remained safe.

Kyle Behrend / Edgar’s Mission

Sadly, many others in the area lost their homes.

1. On Thursday, after being given the all clear, the evacuated animals were brought home.

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6. They were pretty happy about it.

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11. And so were their human friends.

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17. Ruby the dog gave everyone some love.

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20. And got plenty in return.

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22. Rambo the sheep was happy to see his fave carer Peter again.

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23. And OD the dog was overjoyed.

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24. The feelings were mutual.

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26. The piggies were relieved to be home.

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27. Hip-Hop Bob and Mikey celebrated with a kiss.

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28. Selena and Manuel the ducks got straight back in their fave swimming pool.

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30. Rory the dog got cuddles from her fave human Deb.

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31. And Edgar’s Mission founder Pam was reunited with her beloved dog E.T.

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See more photos and follow Edgar’s Mission on Facebook or check out their website here.

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Jenna Guillaume is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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