Animals

Spotting gliders to preserve Tallarook forest

MORE than 60 visitors have taken part in wildlife surveys in the Tallarook State Forest, spotlighting and counting endangered animals through a series of weekend night walks. The ‘citizen science’ surveys, undertaken over several weeks...

Edgar’s Mission welcomes moo-ving new arrival

As Australians prepare to spoil mothers on Sunday, Lancefield animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission is joyous to welcome a special new addition in time for the occasion. The recent addition comes after the birth of a...

City of Whittlesea council seeks feedback on cat management

CITY of Whittlesea residents are being invited to share their opinion on council cat management, particularly on how to best manage a growing cat population and support cat welfare. This consultation has added to ongoing...

Trainers required at Broadford brumby sanctuary

BROADFORD’S Mountain Brumby Sanctuary is on the lookout for trainers and volunteers. Since opening its gates to trapped brumbies in mid-2020, the sanctuary has rehomed scores of the horses. At its peak the sanctuary was home...

Edgar’s Mission Lancefield rescues overgrown sheep

EDGAR’S Mission sanctuary in Lancefield rescued a sheep earlier this month, found in poor health with 40 kilograms of wool who could not stand as a result. The sheep, named Alex, was found by a...

Man arrested after animal attack in Mernda

A MAN has been arrested after an alleged attack on two family pets in Mernda last month. The 29-year-old Mernda man attended a police station on February 24 and was subsequently interviewed by police. He is...

Doreen cat’s purfect rescue by CFA

DOREEN Country Fire Authority, CFA, attended to a family home on February 6 to rescue five-month-old kitten, Prince, who found himself stuck in a wire basket. Unsure on how to rescue Prince safely as it...

Cat rescued by Doreen CFA

DOREEN Country Fire Authority, CFA, attended to a family home on February 6 to rescue five-month-old kitten, Prince, who found himself stuck in a wire basket. Unsure on how to rescue Prince safely as it...

Reptiles slither into Wallan’s Wellington Square

Snake Busters visited Wellington Square Wallan on Wednesday, attracting a crowd of interested onlookers, with some brave enough to get hands-on with the reptiles.

Rescuing stray cats in Kilmore

By Tricia Mifsud THE trauma of watching a cat being run over twice in Kilmore last week may well lead to a good news story, with rescuers now attempting to capture and relocate at least...