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Caring for animals outback

Dennis Gillespie, Riley McCormick and Anne Buttigieg from the Animal Welfare League with with patients Scout and Orion. Photo TWH

The world’s biggest animal care mobile vet clinic rolled into Lightning Ridge, Bourke, and Cobar last week, with a high turnout of locals making the most of the free vaccination service and health checks.

Animal Welfare League CEO Stephen Albin said the number of people who turned up at the clinics exceeded expectations.

The first was at Lightning Ridge on Wednesday, September 13, and the following day the unit was set up at Renshaw Oval in Bourke, where more than 60 people made use of the free service.

“The big response showed that there is a desperate need for more veterinary services in far west NSW,” Mr Albin said.

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