Shepparton News

Ginger is loving life on the farm

- By Daneka Hill

In May, The News ran a story about Ginger, a little shelter dog in need of a home.

Three months later, a Country News reporter stumbled on the Jack Russell terrier cross red heeler while out on a story.

Ginger, or ‘Ging’ as he’s called, was picked up by Eddy Rovers after he read about the dog in the paper.

The four-year-old has taken to farm life like a duck to water, keeping grandchild­ren Rory, 3, and Dylan Campbell, 5, company alongside two ageing sheep dogs.

‘‘I read he wasn’t suited to a home with cats and I thought, ‘you beauty, that’s just what we need around here, a cat killer’,’’ Mr Rovers said.

As well as helping out the native wildlife, Ging also relentless­ly maintains order on the farm.

‘‘He spends his day off in the fields sorting things out then he curls up inside the house at night. He’s the first inside dog we’ve ever had.’’

When the family picked up Ginger they were told it wasn’t his first time in the pound.

The dog was previously adopted from the Shepparton pound by a Tatura man but he was forced to give up Ginger after moving into a caravan park.

The family hopes the previous owner will read this story and know Ginger has gone to a good home.

Little Ringo is such a star, some might even compare him to

The Beatles.

This black and white domestic short-haired cat is three months old and ready to find his forever family.

A gorgeous little boy with a personalit­y to match, Ringo has been in foster care since he was just four weeks old.

He is well socialised with other cats, dogs, and even a friendly galah.

His microchip number is 953 010 005 092 126.

His pet exchange source number is BR101093.

Adoption fee for this bundle of fun is $100, which including a veterinary health check, initial F5 vaccinatio­n, de-sexing, microchipp­ing, f lea and worming treatment.

Just be warned — if you have a drum set, you might not be able to keep him away.

● Anyone interested in adopting Ringo can put forward their interest by filling out an adoption questionna­ire at the Greater Shepparton City Council website or drop in to Shepparton Animal Shelter, to fill one out in person.

The shelter, at 125 Wanganui Rd, Shepparton, is open weekdays from 8.15 am to 4.30 pm and can be contacted on 5832 9794.

 ??  ?? New home: Ginger has been helping three-year-old Rory Campbell manage the newborn lambs. This one — named Wrecking Ball by Rory — was born premature and needed antibiotic­s to pull through. She's now packing on the pounds.
New home: Ginger has been helping three-year-old Rory Campbell manage the newborn lambs. This one — named Wrecking Ball by Rory — was born premature and needed antibiotic­s to pull through. She's now packing on the pounds.
 ??  ?? Drum roll please . . . Ringo is hunting for a home.
Drum roll please . . . Ringo is hunting for a home.

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