Animal loving foster carers are needed to look after puppies for a year before they become hearing dogs for the deaf
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A national charity is looking for animal loving volunteers to look after puppies for a year until they are ready to be trained as assistance dogs for deaf people.
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, which has a base in Chatteris, is holding a coffee morning with some of its trainee puppies so people can go along to find out more about becoming a volunteer.
The event is at Chatteris Library on Saturday November 3 from 10.30am to 1pm.
Jill Yates, a volunteer trainer, said: “Volunteers take puppies from eight weeks old, a bit like being a foster parent.
“The aim is to get the puppies used to living in a family environment and going out and about.
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“People don’t need to have any dog training skills and they will be supported by a dedicated member of staff.
“Volunteers look after puppies for a year. It is a commitment but has huge rewards.
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“After the year the puppies then go for further more intensive training to prepare them for their working role as a hearing dog for the deaf.”
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