By Charlie Moore for Daily Mail Australia
Workers at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital that looked after Lewis - a koala ho was rescued by a topless grandmother and tragically put down because of the severity of his injuries - told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday they were overwhelmed by the public's generosity.
'We're working flat out here and we're very busy with taking donations over the phone,' one said.
'The community has been extremely generous'.
Julie Black, of Port Stephens Koalas, described similar scenes at her sanctuary. 'We're actually completely inundated with clothes and towels for the koalas,' she said.
Advising people on how best to help, she said: 'If people want to donate the most helpful thing for them to do is to give medication or money.'
After Lewis' death moved the world, Daily Mail Australia here charts the progress of his fellow koalas who made it out of the bushfires alive.Peter
Peter was saved from fires at Lake Innes Nature Reserve and workers at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital said he is healing well.
He has burns to his hands and feet and 90 per cent of his body was singed.
His fur turned brown due to heat of the fires.
Peter (pictured) was saved from fires at Lake Innes Nature Reserve and workers at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital said he is healing well
Peter (pictured) has burns to his hands and feet and 90 per cent of his body was singed
'He is eating well, and his burns are healing as we expected,' the carers said.
In an update on Peter's progress, workers said they have 31 koalas in the sanctuary rescued from fires.
'It's early days yet for most of them. We thank you all for being so supportive, kind and caring,' they said.Paul
Paul was the first koala saved from the Lake Innes Nature Reserve fireground near Port Macquirie.
He was found curled up on the burnt ground by a member of the public who brought him to the Koala Hospital.