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Animal Planet films cat program at NC State Vet School

In tonight's season finale (that's season finale, Animal Planet, not series finale) of 'Must Love Cats,' host John Fulton finally brings his nationwide exploration of interesting cats to Raleigh. Still not sure how this happened and my cats were not involved...

But before he hits the City of Oaks, Fulton stops in the Western part of the state to meet Leroy, a heroic Maggie Valley cat who saved his family from a house fire in 2009. I admit that kind of overshadows my cat's ability to open cabinet doors and bags of potato chips.

At NCSU: Cassidy the dog gets a high-tech leg

On the front page today, Jay Price has a tale about cutting-edge technology and how it has changed the life of Cassidy, a German Shepherd mix treated at N.C. State's vet school.

Cassidy is the first doggy to receive an artificial limb fused directly to the leg bone. Just yesterday, he took his first steps on the new limb— tentative at first, but quickly becoming a confident gait.

Said the orthopedic surgeon, Denis Marcellin-Little: "I'm actually a little bit shocked. We're 10 minutes into it, and he's moving really well."

The story will give you a smile. Read it here.

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