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Dee’s dream animal stay

From a small town near Liverpool, to a big country farm in Lancefield, Dee Tully-Bucknell is living her dream. When Ms Tully-Bucknell first came across...

Rescuing the rescuers

A downpour last week has led to a flood of support for a local animal rescue...

Rotting corpses under scrutiny

Macedon Ranges council is investigating a Romsey property where up to 100 dead horses were left in the paddocks to rot. The RSPCA and Racing...

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...

Pooches do a pack walk

Did somebody say it’s time for a walk? This duo, Leo (left) and Sylvia, are keen as mustard … and owner Lucy can’t wait....

Woodend pony shed opposed

  A proposal for a large indoor equestrian arena in Woodend is facing community opposition. Macedon Ranges Residents Association has flagged its opposition to a planned...

Animal lovers find perfect match

Pet lovers may find their perfect match at an upcoming Valentine’s Day event at Sunbury. Petbarn Sunbury and RSPCA Victoria will host a Pet Dating...

Greyhound facility clears hurdle

  A Romsey greyhound trainer has won her bid to continue operating next door to land earmarked for a major housing development. Macedon Ranges council granted...

Five little piggies go home

Five piglets have been returned to their home after a bizarre custody battle involving a not-for-profit animal sanctuary and the animals’ owner. Edgar’s Mission, in...

Students gear up for harvest festival

Mucking in on the farm is all in a day’s learning for students at Salesian College. The fruits of their labour will be on show...

Farmer calls for dog restraint

  A Clarkfield farmer wants dog owners to lock up their animals at night after about a dozen of his sheep were mauled by dogs...

Retail therapy helps Greendale wildlife shelter

Naomi Carr has nursed hundreds of animals at the Greendale Wildlife Shelter. But it’s an expensive process and the shelter can’t exist without the...

Dog owners warned to check for ticks

Dog owners in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges are being warned to protect their pets from paralysis ticks moving into the warmer months. Australia’s paralysis...

Hume and Macedon Ranges among cruelty hotspots

Hume and the Macedon Ranges are counted among the state’s animal cruelty hotspots, a recent report from RSPCA Victoria reveals. Of the 11,840 cruelty reports...

Call to punish illegal hunters for animal cruelty

A wildlife rescuer who tried to save a kangaroo that had been shot in the head with a crossbow wants harsh penalties for illegal...

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School strolls for sustainability

Killara Primary School pupils took to the streets last week to spread a message of sustainability. The school’s Walk to School Day included 119...

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