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Dogs & Cats in the News

Looking for current resources to use in your Mutt-i-grees lessons? Dogs & Cats in the News provides a compilation of news stories featuring dogs and cats that may inspire students to put empathy into action.

Firefighter says dog saved him from cancer twice

Curtis Young was annoyed when his miniature pinscher kept pawing at the back of his head. When he finally went to the doctor and realized he had a brain tumor, he couldn't believe his dog had saved his life. Read more:

Dog facelifts rise 80 per cent in four years driven by celebrity pug fad

The celebrity-driven fad for bulldogs and pugs with wrinkly faces has led to an increase in medical face-lifts for pets, the Royal Veterinary College has warned. Read more:\

Lauren Bacall Leaves Thousands to Pampered Dog

Lauren Bacall, one of the last great actresses of cinema's golden era, has left $10,000 (£6,000) to her pampered dog Sophie. The pair were inseparable. Bacall even brought Sophie to the set of Birth, which she starred in 10 years ago. Read more:

Dog Elected Mayor in Minnesota

Dreams do come true -- even for canines. This week, a 7-year-old dog named Duke was elected mayor of Cormorant, a small town in Minnesota. Read more:

A Man and His Dog

It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city and one person at a time. Luke Robinson, with his two dogs, finished a 2,000-mile walk from Austin to Boston in 2010 to fulfill the promise he made to his first dog Malcolm, who died from the disease. Read more: