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A very golden retrieval…

15-04-2024

Nella is one very lucky rolden retriever after being retrieved herself, from a very hairy predicament earlier this month.

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Time to register Fido and Fluffy

22-03-2024

Pet owners in Ballarat are being gently reminded that pet registrations fall due on April 10 for renewals and new pets.

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Chance to help shape Victoria’s new animal protection laws

27-02-2024

The draft bill for a new Animal Care and Protection Act has been released for public comment, but you'd better be quick as the opportunity to have input closes early next month.

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Blue-green algae increased risk to animals and people

27-02-2024

Recent flooding combined with warmer weather has increased the risk of blue-green algal blooms in farm dams, Agriculture Victoria is warning.

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Warning to prevent heat stress in livestock

27-02-2024

Agriculture Victoria is urging livestock owners to ensure all animals in their care are adequately protected from harsh weather conditions, including extreme heat.

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New laws strengthen biosecurity safeguards

27-02-2024

The Victorian government has strengthened enforcement power and increased penalties to better manage biosecurity incidents and protect Victoria’s valuable agriculture sector for the future.

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City offering complimentary microchipping in return for pet registrations

12-02-2024

Ballarat residents can now get free microchipping for their four-legged friends in return for ensuring that their pets are registered with the City of Ballarat for this year.

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Pick me, pick me!

07-02-2024

Hey! I’m Herbert. I am three months old and I am a ginger and white bundle of fun.

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Keep encounters with flying-foxes fleeting this summer

08-01-2024

With Grey-headed Flying-foxes travelling great distances to find food, Victorians may be encountering these vulnerable visitors in backyards and public places, prompting some warnings from DEECA.

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Dachshund Dash

02-01-2023

The Dachshund Dash is back on for 2024 this month at the Geelong Harness Racing Club in Corio.

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State-of-the-art animal facility closer to reality, Ballarat

28-12-2023

A pivotal next step in developing a state-of-the-art Regional Animal Facility at Ballarat has been reached to close out 2023.

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Hepburn Wildlife Shelter under threat

21-12-2023

The future of much-loved Hepburn Wildlife Shelter hangs in the balance with DEECA threatening to enforce the removal of all wildlife in its care from early in the new year.

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Santas little yelper: shelter urges new adoptions this Christmas

13-12-2023

The Ballarat Animal Shelter has 80+ animals available for adoption and has begun urging residents in the wider region to consider giving one of them a good new permanent home this Christmas.

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Factor pets in fire plan this summer: CFA

12-12-2023

As the first day of summer approaches, CFA with RSPCA Victoria, is reminding Victorians to consider their pets and livestock in their bushfire survival plan.

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Pick me, pick me!

11-12-2023

Hey! Tychus here. I am a personality-packed little 14 year old apricot silky terrier mix.

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Global cat vaccination shortage impacts local shelter

01-12-2023

The Ballarat Animal Shelter has announced that it has limited capacity to take on unvaccinated cats or kittens currently due to the extreme cat vaccine shortage occurring worldwide.

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Pick me, pick me!

27-11-2023

G’day. I’m Flash. I’m a seven-month-old, black and white Australian cattle dog/staffy mix and I'm keen to secure my perfect new forever home and person - or people.

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Deva launch at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

26-11-2023

Former Glenlyon resident Jill de Vos has written a cat book. But this is not about any ordinary cat, nor an ordinary life.

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Ducking out for quick rescue all in day’s work for CFA volunteers

16-11-2023

An anxious mother duck was reunited with her ducklings that had fallen into a storm drain, thanks to the good work of some firies who ducked out for the quick rescue operation last week.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

13-11-2023

G’day! I’m Colin. I’m a bloke in my prime at five-and-a-half years young.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

29-10-2023

Hey! I’m Cupcake. I would love to find a good, caring home where I will receive lots of love and attention and I will make a superb companion. I need to be an indoors only cat due to the skin cancer risk posed by my beautiful pink skin.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

16-10-2023

G’day! I’m Flynn and I’m just one year old. I am a handsome and very friendly black and tan Dobermann.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

01-10-2023

Hey there. I’m Bonnie. By name and by nature. I am a three-and-a-half-year-old, tan bloodhound- Rhodesian ridgeback crossbreed girl.

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De-sexing clinic for cats in the ‘maine this Sunday

30-09-2023

The Regional Community Vet Clinic will hold a cat de-sexing clinic this Sunday, October 1 in Castlemaine.

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Clopping on: continuing the Clydesdale tradition

28-09-2023

The early development of Australia from its roads to farms would hardly have been possible without the contribution of heavy horses.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

17-09-2023

G’day. I’m Pheonix and I’m still a young bloke at just 10 months of age.

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Maverick, the Clydesdale, leaves a huge legacy

14-09-2023

Maverick, the Clydesdale, has died at the age of 25 after a long battle with cancer.

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Puppy survives 25 metre fall, rescued from Maldon mine shaft

09-09-2023

A multi-agency rescue effort has saved a puppy from a mine shaft at Maldon in recent days.

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Holistic grazing course coming soon for Hepburn locals with livestock

08-09-2023

Hepburn Shire residents who keep livestock are being urged to secure their place in the award-winning Healthy Landscapes 2023/2024 Holistic Grazing Course which begins Friday 15 September.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

04-09-2023

G’day. I’m Ollie and I am a 14-and-a-half-year-old tabby and white domestic medium hair puss. The people here at the Mount Alexander Animal Welfare shelter in Castlemaine say I am “a beautiful big boy”.

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Good life down on the woollen mill farm

02-09-2023

It’s a job many would envy and Creswick Woollen Mill’s Farmer Maddy says it’s one she’s not about to swap for a desk any day soon.

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Warning on dog security after wildlife mauled

01-09-2023

A Daylesford resident has asked dog owners and drivers to be more aware of wildlife, after a kangaroo and its joey were found mauled to death on a local property.

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Grants program opens for wildlife shelters, carers

21-08-2023

The state government says it's backing Victoria’s wildlife rescue volunteers so that sick, injured and orphaned native animals get the support they need.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

20-08-2023

Well hello. I’m Luna and I’m three years old. I am a classic tabby boy with a very sweet personality. I love having attention and spending time with people.

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CFA crews rescue an unlikely patient

09-08-2023

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence as one little Galah recently found out.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

08-08-2023

Hey! I’m Venus and I am one cool house panther. I have a superb black coat, like black velvet really.

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Cheers furry ears: Lions hearing dogs lend a helping paw

07-08-2023

Lions Hearing assistance dogs, also known as "furry ears" are provided to people with deafness and hearing difficulty free of charge.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

20-07-2023

G’day! I’m Hollie and I’m a loveable and affectionate four-year-old tan coonhound redbone/staffy cross pooch...

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

09-07-2023

Hey! We’re Augustus (Microchip no 956000016568467) and Fergus (956000016559949) and we’re pretty cute. We’re German Sheppard-Maremma cross brothers and we’re both just over 12 weeks old.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

24-06-2023

G’day. I’m Otis and I am a super handsome liver and white German Shorthaired Pointer. I am just eight months old so my whole life awaits and I could use someone good to share it with.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

12-06-2023

If you could use a good travelling companion with a playful personality then come on out to the Mount Alexander Animal Welfare shelter in Castlemaine and let’s catch up.

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Pick Me ! Pick Me!

28-05-2023

Well hello there! I’m Gypsy and I’m a sweet affectionate gal. I’m of bull arab extraction with a bit of mix into the bargain making me a robust pooch.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

16-05-2023

G’day. I’m Arnie. I’m a very handsome silver tabby, about 13 weeks old.

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Pick me, pick me!

29-04-2023

Hi there, I am Yoshi. I am a 13-year-old boy, black and tan, German Shepherd cross Kelpie.

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Time to register Fido and Fifi, first year free

21-04-2023

The Hepburn Shire Council is reminding local pet owners that pet registrations fell due on Monday 10 April.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!

17-04-2023

G’day. I am one purr-sonality-packed little calico cat. The humans have named me Iced - and I have a sister called Vovo.

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Community vet clinic to open this year

13-04-2023

The Regional Community Vet Clinic has been awarded $50,000 from the federal government in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

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Pick me, pick me!

02-04-2023

Hi there, I am Tasia, a Jack Russell/whippet. I am a girl, just 13 years young and came to the shelter because my owner sadly passed away.

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