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Dogs & Cats in the News Archive

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.

Caveman's Best Friend

A new discovery indicates that our relationship with dogs goes back farther than we thought. An ancient dog skull, preserved in a cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia for 33,000 years, presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123152528.htm

K-9 Soldier

Did you know there are approximately 2,700 military working dogs serving worldwide, according to the US Defense Department? Unfortunately, they are still considered equipment, rather than veterans. However, some legislators are fighting to reclassify military working dogs as "K-9 members of the armed forces" and provide a way for the Defense Department to honor the dogs with official medals.
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/06/when-a-dog-isnt-a-dog/

From a Dog's Perspective

Ever wonder what a dog park looks like from a dog’s point of view? This video gives you a glimpse from the eyes of a four-legged friend:
http://vimeo.com/35616659.

 

Amazing Grace

While being fostered by a family in Newfane, NY, Grace, a dog rescued after being found tied to a stop sign in Ohio, alerted the family to a fire in the basement before it got out of control.
http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/149047/13/Rescued-Dog-Saves-Family

Pay It Forward

An anonymous donor has donated $1.5 million to Detroit Dog Rescue to build a no-kill animal shelter in the city.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20111229/METRO01/112290453/