ADNZ urgently requires Palmerston North volunteers for International Assistance Dogs’ week and national appeal. Collectors are needed on Friday and Saturday August 7-8. Volunteers should contact Wendy Isaacs on wendy@assistance dogstrust.org.nz, or text/phone 022 137409. A charitable trust since 2008 ADNZ has 25 working dogs throughout the country and aims to train eight to 10 more a year for all types of disability from diabetic alert to autism. Like guide dogs for the blind, assistance dogs have legal public access inside buildings such as hospitals and shopping centres. Vodafone customers can text 7005 to donate $5, or 7010 to donate $10, with other donations and puppy sponsorships accepted at assistancedogstrust.org.nz.