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Farmers warned wet paddocks can harm animal health

Farmers affected by recent floods and storms are being encouraged to monitor the health of their stock as wet conditions continue to affect parts of Victoria. Floods and sustained wet paddocks can bring a range...

New kids on the block: Lancefield’s tiny 1kg goats saved from the brink of...

The newest residents of not-for-profit sanctuary Edgar’s Mission in Lancefield have proved without a doubt that good things come in tiny packages. Bubbles and Squeak, the diminutive duo tipping the scales at a little over...

BEAM accuses VicForests of obfuscation and ‘misleading’ logging maps of Tallarook State Forest

By Colin MacGillivray THE leader of BEAM Mitchell Environment Group has labelled community consultation around alterations to VicForests’ timber release plan as ‘obfuscation’ from the forestry body. VicForests has put proposed changes to the timber release...

No dogs, hunting or logging: Cobaw State Forest reclassified to protect flora and fauna

The State Government will change Cobaw State Forest, near Lancefield, to a conservation park, changing the types of activities permitted in the bushland. The plans were revealed last month, along with the creation of a...

Bahh-ewe-tiful: Orphan lamb saved and given ability to walk

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this certainly rings true for this magical moment recently captured at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary at Lancefield. With winter lambing season underway, the haven for...

Australia’s ‘Doctor Dolittle’ releases new interactive children’s book

Chris Humfrey is no stranger to native wildlife and is sharing his experiences with children with his new interactive book, Awesome Australian Animals. The book is the latest venture in Humfrey’s career as a conservationist...

Ute full of headless kangaroo carcasses causes confusion in Seymour

By Colin MacGillivray A SEYMOUR woman has questioned Victoria’s standards for transporting kangaroo carcasses after claiming her grandchildren were traumatised by the sight of more than a dozen headless kangaroos in the back of a...

Wildlife road toll increases after storm as homeless, confused animals wander onto roads

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Victorian animal rescuers have been flooded with calls and requests for assistance for displaced or injured wildlife after the storm that shook the state earlier this month. Not-for-profit organisation Help for Wildlife’s rescue...

Five dogs disappeared from Lancefield within two weeks, owners suspect theft

By Max Davies Five dogs, all desirable breeds, have gone missing in the Macedon Ranges and not sighted since, prompting owners to fear they have been stolen. The dogs disappeared from the Lancefield and Cobaw areas...

Tooborac Primary School welcomes new furry addition

TOOBORAC Primary School has welcomed the arrival of its newest member, Duke, a seeing eye dog in training. Teacher Cheryl Ward has been a volunteer with Vision Australia since 2019, and in that time has...