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Panthers podcast popular

By Steph McNicol IT started out as small project discussing sightings of black panthers in Victorian forests, but now Ben Beed has gained a large following in his search for big cats – deeming Macedon...

Horse shoes to raise money

PROJECT Hope is calling on people to support them in an unforeseen year as they work hard to support horses that have been neglected or abandoned. The volunteer, not-for-profit organisation relies solely on donations and...

Australian-first for vet surgery

By Colin MacGillivray AUSTRALIA’S only purpose-built hyperbaric chamber for treating animals has put Whittlesea’s The Vet Practice on the national veterinary map. A hyperbaric chamber is a machine that allows oxygen to be delivered to a...

Brumby safe haven in Broadford

A sanctuary in Broadford focused on rescuing wild brumbies targeted by cullers now has more than 30 animals who call the place their home. Created entirely by volunteer work, the sanctuary is operated by three...

Kind pet owners showcased

BE Kind to Animals Week begins on Thursday and will be celebrated by its creators at Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary in Lancefield. The week of dedicating kindness to animals was started a decade ago by...

Dog groomers united in animal welfare concerns

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA Hairy Cherubs dog grooming salon owner Trish Wileman says she is worried for the welfare of people’s pets as metropolitan Melbourne groomers are unable to open under current COVID-19 restrictions. Metropolitan groomers...

Swooping into spring

By Jackson Russell Now the sun has started to come out swooping season has begun in earnest, with magpies spotted swooping pedestrians and cyclists across the region. Native birds swoop humans, and often dogs, to defend...

Goat to be kidding

EDGAR’S Mission Animal Sanctuary celebrated ‘Gotcha Day’ last week, and Tim Tam the goat was the star of the show. Edgar’s Mission volunteers said despite all of his fame, this little kid was far from...

Romsey residents worried for wildlife

By Steph McNicol SPEED limits of up to 100km per hour on rural roads are a concern for a Romsey resident who says Macedon council ‘has failed in its duty of care for wildlife’. Patrick Francis...

Nightlife in Macedon Ranges

DAILY exercise habits sparked an idea for Macedon Ranges residents Tina Hardy and Monika Haller, who decided to explore the nightlife of wildlife and share their findings. Ms Hardy and Ms Haller set up wildlife...