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Plug pulled on Seymour Show

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society will abandon plans for this year’s Seymour Show in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Society president Jason Ronald last week announced the show would not go ahead as planned,...

Consideration needed before adoption

By Steph McNicol AN increase of pets being adopted since the outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked an important message by Second Chance Animal Rescue that pets are a life-time commitment. Shelter founder and chief executive Marisa...

Sanctuary celebrates National Volunteer Week

Not-for-profit animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, that cares for more than 450 rescued farmed animals in Lancefield, will celebrate its valued volunteers all week. Edgar’s Mission’s founder, director and longest-serving volunteer Pam Ahern said the theme...

Dog owners warned

AN increase in the number of dog attacks and reported wandering dogs has sparked Mitchell Shire Council to remind pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash. The pet owners are being urged to...

Animal cruelty investigation

By Evelyn Leckie -  POLICE and an RSPCA inspector attended a property in Lancefield on Wednesday after three horses were observed to be malnourished. Sergeant Chris Botwood, of Lancefield police, was attending the property for an...

Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Corellas continue to tear up greens

After dealing with corellas tearing up its greens for the past three summers, Kilmore Golf Club is hoping its newest partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will encourage the birds...

And a tiger snake in a Christmas tree…

A Kilmore couple received an early Christmas present last week but it wasn’t quite what they wanted to find under the tree. John and Lyn Lee received a visit from a tiger snake that spent...

Deer culling begins in Kinglake

DEER culling will begin this month in Kinglake National Park, near Toorourrong Reservoir. Parks Victoria will remove up to 400 Sambar and Red Deer, with the culling program expected to take a year, in an...

Helpers needed

By Steph McNicol RECRUITING volunteers to love and care for animals is a top priority for Edgar’s Mission, near Lancefield. Edgar’s Mission currently provides sanctuary to more than 450 animals in need, in particular animals that...