NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 22, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) High-tech. veterinarians featured. Report introduced.
(N. Grafton, Massachusetts: Fred Briggs) Animals shown receiving medical care comparable to treatment of humans; details given, scenes shown. [Tufts Univ. spokesperson Franklin LOEW - says animals need same medical care as humans.] Animals shown being treated; maladies described. Expense of treatment discussed. California ins. company reported only business in country covering animals' medical costs. [SECRETARY. - discusses insurance costs with client.] Owners' love of pets noted. [Edward COOPERMAN - describes enormous debt incurred from treating Spaniel "Cuddles."] Dutch miniature bunny shown being treated. [Tufts Univ. Dr. Andrew ROWAN - comments on love shown by animals.] Dog shown playing piano. [Owner Vonda CUPIT - says dog would have died without pacemaker.] Human medical breakthroughs reported saving many animals' lives.