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Pet owners urged to desex cats

More than 650 animals were rescued last year by a western suburbs-based organisation. The founder of Western Suburbs Cat and Kitten Rescue, Nathan Miles, said...

Moorabool residents nurse mistreated horses

Moorabool volunteers are rehabilitating some of the 100 malnourished horses rescued from an Ararat property in February. Gordon-based Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary is taking care...

Cat loses leg in illegal trap

Moorabool council is investigating after a Bacchus Marsh cat was caught in an illegal steel trap and had one of its legs amputated. Sebby went...

Moment’s paws for animal welfare

Take a moment’s paws this month and think about the thousands of animals subject to cruelty. And in May, take out your running shoes, prepare...

Melton council to trial free snake removals

Melton council will trial a free snake removal program following calls from concerned residents. Councillors unanimously voted in favour of the five-month trial at last...

Lonely pets need a home

Moorabool families are being asked to open their hearts and homes to an orphaned animal this month. PetRescue will visit PETstock Bacchus Marsh this weekend to...

Rockbank dog breeder fears dogs will be stolen

A Rockbank woman says she never leaves her home for fear her eight English Staffordshire pups will be stolen and used for illegal dog...

A month to tick off

Climate change and interstate holidays are thought to have brought the Australian parasite tick to Melbourne’s doorsteps, leading to this month being dubbed ‘Ticktember’...

Saving Bandicoots near Balliang

Conservation work is making a difference at Mt Rothwell, near Balliang, where Catchment Management Authority staff and volunteers have saved more than three times...

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Kids on the move in Melton

Primary schools students in Melton will be encouraged to strap on their helmets and lace up their shoes by a new state government initiative. The...

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