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Find a new furry friend

With National Pet Adoption Day around the corner, Sunbury locals are being urged to consider rescuing a furry new friend. Sunbury PETstock is taking part...

Pet controls get the nod

Strict new guidelines for pet owners will be introduced in the Macedon Ranges next year. As from January 1, 2020 all dogs must be leashed...

Hope alive in Sienna search

Almost a month has passed since fire consumed Durrol House, a 117-year-old hill station on Mount Macedon. But the hope of finding a loyal 15-year-old...

Anxious wait on poddle

The 96-year-old owner of an historic Mount Macedon home that was destroyed by fire earlier this month is facing another heartbreaking situation – Sienna,...

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...

Cooper loves creepy crawlies

Cooper Ravensak has always had a healthy obsession with creepy crawlies. The 14 year-old Sunbury boy’s fascination with reptiles, amphibians and insects started during...

Dog breeders stage protest

  A Sunbury canine show became centre stage for a protest against state government changes to dog breeding laws last week. Sunbury Canine Club’s all-breed championship...

Petlovers hit the pavement for Paws in the Park

More than 200 dog lovers and their four-legged friends will take their walks together at Paws in the Park next week. Paws in the Park,...

New dog laws target puppy breeders

Dog owners who find themselves with a litter of puppies to sell will have to register as a domestic animal business if proposed dog...

Volunteers gear up to find Freo

  News of a pup lost in the woods has captured hearts in a community that now is going to extraordinary lengths to find Freo. The...

Cheaper microchipping for pets

Reducing the numbers of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens is the target of a low-cost desexing and microchipping session in Sunbury. Hume council and...

Sunbury farmer urges people to take more responsibility for their animals

A Sunbury farmer, who had to shoot a dog that was mauling his sheep, has urged people to take more responsibility for their animals. Dalrymple...

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...

Pet owners urged to register on time

More than 14,000 renewal notices have been sent to Macedon Ranges pet owners, with registrations due on April 10. Mayor Graham Hackett says dog and...

Hume rabbit control program under way

Sunbury dog owners are being warned to keep their pets leashed in areas targeted by Hume council’s annual rabbit control program. Bait is being used...

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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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