With his feet wrapped in red and green bandages, Dino nestles into the arms of wildlife carer Marian Pearce.
The six-month old joey should still be in his mother's pouch. But Dino was found alone in a Braidwood backyard, the soft pads of his feet burnt and raw, after massive fires swept through the area last week.
"The gentleman who lived in the house went into his garden and saw Dino standing there on his own," Ms Pearce said.
"Dino just jumped into his arms, that gives you an indication of how desperate he was."
The tiny eastern grey kangaroo is one of the first injured animals to emerge from the fire ground. Wildlife carers have not been allowed to enter yet as the situation is still too dangerous.
Native Animal Rescue Group president Bill Waterhouse fears what they will find once they can.
"As soon as we can we'll get teams of people to look around to ensure no animals are suffering," Mr Waterhouse said.
For now, animals are trickling in as members of the public find them. An adult swamp wallaby was also brought in last week, burned everywhere other than on its back, and another needed rescuing on Monday.
"We don't know if we're going to be inundated," Mr Waterhouse said. "It's such an unknown."
With his festive feet, Dino was healing well, but the group desperately needed donations in order to for more dressings and food to drop off for animals whose habitats had been destroyed.
"We desperately need funds," Ms Pearce said.