This undated handout photo received on December 7, 2012 from Auckland-based advertising agency DraftFCB shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, ... more 
This undated handout photo received on December 7, 2012 from Auckland-based advertising agency DraftFCB shows "Monty" in the driver's seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them -- steering, pedals and all -- in a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks. AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB ---- EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DraftFCB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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Thu 27 Dec, 2012 11:30 AM IST