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Dog lovers help raise funds at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People fun day
Dogs braved the rain to crawl through tunnels and leap through hoops during a charity fundraising day.
More than 40 pooches went head to head at a fun day in Greenwood Park, in Tippendell Lane, in St Albans on Saturday.
Organised by the Hertfordshire branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the event raised £500 for the charity. While the dogs, some of them pets, some hearing dogs, negotiated the course 90 people were treated to strawberry teas.
Pet owners could also test out their own physical and mental agility by taking part in a number of fairground games.
The chairman of the Hertfordshire branch of the charity Liz Arendt, who is herself deaf, was at the event with her hearing dog Maple.
She said: "It was a great success despite the weather.
"The day was very popular with dogs and their owners, who really enjoyed themselves.
"The purpose of the event was to raise funds and money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
"It costs £45,000 to train and care for each dog so whatever we raise is important."
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