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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

In a campaign to boost the image of shelter pets, a trainer in New Zealand has taught 3 dogs at the Auckland SPCA to drive.  Cars.  During the 8 week crash course (I know), the dogs have been driving with assistance from humans.  But one of the dogs is set to take a vehicle out for a spin on his own next week.  The test drive will be broadcast on live TV.  The idea is to show that shelter dogs are clever and can be trained to suit.  The SPCA is hoping to increase adoptions.

HuffPo wins the caption contest for this story.  (Scroll down a bit.)

Follow the driving dogs on Facebook.

Hopefully no one, including Old Dixie, will actually be run over.

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