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Driving Has Gone To The Dogs in New Zealand

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A charity in New Zealand is teaching three dogs to drive to highlight their intelligence and encourage more people to give rescued animals a home. The campaign is part of a push by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to find more homes for abandoned pets in New Zealand. Their training began in September with simple movements, such as putting a paw on a mock gear stick, sitting in a driving position and holding a steering wheel. After five weeks their training progressed and movement was added by mounting training aids on a trolley. They now can accelerate and steer, but they still can't brake!