PUPPY AP­PEAL

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The Blind Foun­da­tion is seek­ing vol­un­teers to help with this year’s Red Puppy Ap­peal on March 24-25. The ap­peal raises funds for the breed­ing and train­ing of guide dogs. Each year, guide dog pup­pies be­gin their lives with big fu­tures ahead of them, hop­ing to act as the eyes for those in our com­mu­ni­ties who are blind or have low vi­sion. Pup­pies need up to two years of thor­ough train­ing and sup­port from spe­cial­ist train­ers, and vol­un­teer puppy walk­ers to teach them the ways of the busy world we live in. Spokesper­son Cherie McClin­tock says the costs for breed­ing and train­ing a guide dog are funded by pub­lic do­na­tions and spon­sor­ship. ’’Guide dogs couldn’t do what they do with­out help and sup­port from fel­low New Zealan­ders.’’ Visit red­puppy.org.nz

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