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Funding to train and place six Assistance Dogs

Ability Dogs 4 Young People

The Isle of Wight based Ability Dogs 4 Young People received a two year funding of £13,669 per annum from Comic Relief to train and place six Assistance Dogs to help disabled young people. Their new companions will help to increase their independence and well-being by living with them in their own homes. Each dog is specifically trained to help with practical tasks such as picking up items, dressing and opening doors. Dogs can also be a quiet comforter and provide gentle positive interaction and reassurance.