‘Choose dogs with care’

Yelta is one of the dogs being cared for by Rural Rescue in Mildura.

Yelta is one of the dogs being cared for by Rural Rescue in Mildura.

KAREN Leary, co-founder of Mildura’s ­Rural Rescues Inc, says the organisation is ­often the last hope for unwanted ­medium-sized and large dogs.

“A lot of the dogs we take in from here in Mildura would be put to sleep if we didn’t step in and take them,” Ms Leary said.

“Families are a lot more likely to adopt a smaller breed or a puppy, and it’s the larger dogs and working dogs that are less likely to be re-homed. 

“They are the ones that fall through the cracks.”

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