Good news! The Victorian Government has agreed to set aside 2,000 hectares of forest in East Gippsland to help protect three threatened species of owl. it was a "fairly significant" win for the threatened Sooty, Masked and Powerful Owls. It also means that the department acknowledges that there needs to be more done to protect owls, that they were undersized zones that they had set aside and a lot of them were destroyed in the 2014 bushfires.
An adoptable dog interacts with a customer at the Pussy and Pooch Lifestyle Center in Beverly Hills. Thanks to continued efforts by Best Friends Animal Society, Beverly Hills passed an ordinance on August 18 prohibiting the sale of pets from inhumane mills. Moving forward, only rescue pets will be featured for adoption through humane model pet stores such as Pussy and Pooch (Courtesy photo).