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Melbourne’s pets in good hands at renovated Lort Smith Hospital

Melbourne’s pets in good hands at renovated Lort Smith Hospital

March 14th, 2024 - Gemma Grant

The country’s largest not-for-profit animal hospital has officially unveiled its newly renovated facilities, with upgrades set to provide the best possible care to Melbourne’s four-legged friends.


Community bands together to rescue a parrot in Kensington

October 11th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A lorikeet parrot found exhausted and disorientated on a Kensington footpath has made a strong recovery thanks to a heartfelt community effort.

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Lort Smith opens new facilities with “fear-free” waiting room pods

September 13th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

North Melbourne’s Lort Smith Animal Hospital is celebrating a milestone as the first stage of its long-anticipated redevelopment project reaches completion.

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Missing cat returns home after two years of adventuring

February 15th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

North Melbourne resident Sarah Gibbins spent two long years wondering if she would ever see her beloved cat Sleeves again.

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110 years of fighting for the underdog

June 17th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

Before the Lost Dogs’ Home opened in 1913, Melbourne was a grim place to be for stray animals.

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Horse dies in carriage incident 

April 15th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

A horse pulling a carriage in North Melbourne has died in unknown circumstances while travelling on a usual route from the stable on Stubbs St in Kensington. 

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