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Animal cruelty on the decline

The number of animal cruelty reports in Macedon Ranges is declining, but compared to the number of residents, incidents still exceed the statewide average. RSPCA...

Fence needed to save kangaroos from cull

Animal welfare supporters are being urged to help fund a “safe haven” fence following moves to allow a landholder to shoot kangaroos on property...

Oaklands Junction kangaroo cull postponed

Parks Victoria has postponed plans to cull about 150 kangaroos in an enclosure protecting an endangered bandicoot at Woodlands Historic Park. Shooting at the Oaklands...

Former Olympian charged over horse cruelty

A 63-year-old man has been charged over what could be one of Victoria’s biggest cases of animal cruelty. Bruce Akers, a former Australian Olympian and horse trainer, has...

Animal rescue groups given a helping hand

Macedon Labor MP Mary-Anne Thomas has announced $28,000 grant for horse rescue training in Lancefield. Lancefield Equestrian Group will buy large animal rescue equipment and...
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Wildlife activists condemn kangaroo-cull plans

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges wildlife activists have condemned plans to cull kangaroos on Melbourne’s fast-growing urban fringes. They say better planning would be a preferable...
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Burnt habitat pushes up kangaroo road toll

Collisions between kangaroos and motor vehicles around Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges are on the rise. Latest statistics from Wildlife Victoria recorded 123 collisions at...

Gisborne vets helping homeless people’s pets

Animal lovers can help the pets of people who are doing it tough, with Gisborne Veterinary Clinic now a designated drop-off point for Pets...
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Drivers ‘should avoid swerving around animals’

A senior Macedon Ranges police officer says motorists should resist the instinct to swerve if they see animals on the road ahead. Traffic management unit...

Animal cruelty ‘on rise’ in Macedon Ranges

A friendly kangaroo who provided years of companionship for a now deceased Macedon resident is recovering after being shot in the shoulder. Macedon Ranges Wildlife...

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Wedding out gorse

Pipers Creek Landcare recently partnered with the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) and Macedon Ranges council, to present a demonstration day on the control of...

Jets tough weekend