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Trent and Dove in dog donation

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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UTTOXETER’S largest social housing provider’s tail is wagging after it raised more than £400 for a canine charity.

Trent and Dove Housing has raised the money for Canine Partners through events including a sponsored silence, bake sale and dress down day.

The charity schools and provides dogs to help people with impaired mobility.

And Canine Partners representatives visited Trent and Dove to pick up their cheque last week.

Angie, an eight-year-old black labrador, came along and drew a crowd as she showed off her stills.

She helped a woman take off her jacked, fetched her walking stick and pressed an emergency button when the woman asked for help.

Julia Hurney, a trainer from Canine Partners, said: “We are delighted that Trent & Dove chose to support Canine Partners this year.

“The money will go towards the new Osgathorpe Trainee Centre in Leicestershire and help train a further 14 dogs up to a ‘fully coated’ standard.

“We train our dogs individually in order to meet the needs of their partners. It usually takes two years before they’re are ready to work with those with a mobility condition.”

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