Raising money to help out with mobility dogs
Animates is teaming up with Mobility Dogs to raise funds, and a puppy, to assist at least one New Zealander living with a disability.
Until the end of October, Animates stores will collect donations from customers and aims to raise $50,000 to help the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust train and raise at least one new mobility dog.
Each dog costs about $ 45,000 to train.
Donations can also be made online.
Best Friend: Mike Wheeler with his mobility dog, Friend, and Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae. Mike represented the Mobility Dogs Trust at the launch of Australia and New Zealand Assistance Dogs. He is 12 years old and has muscular dystrophy. He has had Friend for four years.