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March 06, 2008

Couple take on challenge to help physically disabled


Arrowtown recently became home to New Zealand's youngest L-plate owner — an 11-week-old puppy called Emmit.

When he gets his full licence in two and a half years' time Emmit will be a mobility dog, trained to help people with physical disabilities.

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust services co-ordinator Helen Spence said Emmit would be able to help people with all types of physical challenges from muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy to those paralysed in accidents. MORE>>

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