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Baby bison is new girl at the zoo

A baby bison named Taami is blossoming at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Staff at the zoo, along with mother Tehya and father Benji, welcomed Taami...

Early morning on the savannah

Enjoying your morning coffee is about to turn into a wild experience. Werribee Open Range Zoo has launched its Early Morning Savannah Experience, in which...

Heidi’s pet topic is animals

Point Cook teenager Heidi Rasmussen has won a slew of awards recognising her dedication and hard work in completing a school-based traineeship. Ms Rasmussen, 18,...

Angry birds are stark raven mad

It’s not just swooping magpies that you need to watch out for as the weather warms up. Although magpies are famous for swooping people during...

Warning on possible dog baiting

A Wyndham vet has warned dog owners to remain vigilant while walking their pets along Skeleton Creek, after a potential case of poisoning with...

Charlie’s terrifying ordeal

Maltese dog Charlie is usually full of life, but the poor pup is feeling worse for wear after being attacked by two other dogs...

Pet owners taken to court

Wyndham council has successfully prosecuted 23 pet owners for failing to abide by animal-related legislation in the 2018-19 financial year. The council’s director of city...

Hops helps those hard of hearing

Hearing Assistance Dog Hops is small of stature, but he has made a big difference to the life of Hoppers Crossing woman Kathryn Prescott. Around six years...

PETstock blitz cheap as chips

PETstock stores across the west will participate in a national microchipping initiative next month. The annual Microchip Blitz will involve PETstock providing a $10 microchipping...

Dog drug trial helps cancer fight

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is set to embark on a milestone trial involving a drug which may help dogs, and...

Pet ‘charged’ by wandering dog

Point Cook residents are being urged to look out for a black dog roaming the streets after a vicious attack on a rescue dog...

Sliding into new snake season

Prepare for snake season. Stewy the Snake Catcher has warned residents of the west that snake season has started, with several slithering reptiles already spotted...

Wyndham dog attacks concern

Wyndham council has investigated 42 dog attacks so far this year, including 15 deemed “serious”. City operations director Stephen Thorpe said that a dog attack...

Dog attack warning

An elderly Hoppers Crossing couple are devastated after their beloved pet dog died after being attacked by a dog on the loose. Raelene Wilson said...

Close call for stowaway kitten

Wyndham’s CFA crews put in an pawesome effort when they rescued a stowaway kitten from a car’s engine bay last week. Members of the Truganina...

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Running for charity

Hoppers Crossing resident Bol Mathiang is putting his best foot forward for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Mr Mathiang, 28, is participating in Fred’s Big Run,...