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West Yorkshire Dog Charity Opens It's Doors

Dogs For The Disabled hopes open day will help to raise money.

A West Yorkshire charity that trains dogs for the disabled is showing off the work they do to the public today.

People are able to visit the Dogs For The Disabled centre in Wakefield to see how the animals transform the lives of adults and children with physical disabilities or autism.

They're now appealing for funds so more dogs can be trained to help people across our region.

Ruth Kippax is one of the charity's fundraisers, she told us: "The cost of getting a dog to the stage where it's matched to a client, from the beginning of it's life, costs about £10,000".

"There's absolutely no government funding to the charity, we rely entirely on donations and support from the public."

She also said what the dogs can be trained to do: "Opening doors, retrieving items that have been dropped, barking on command to raise alarm if help is needed."

To find out more call: 01924 860699 ruth.kippax@dogsforthedisabled.org

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