Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dog Who Saved Man's Life Needs Help in Cancer Fight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dog Who Saved Man's Life Needs Help in Cancer Fight

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FUNDS are being raised for a heroic dog who helped save a man's life but is now battling a rare form of terminal cancer.

Charlie, a 10-year-old Jack Russell from Cheadle Hulme, played a role in stopping the man from jumping off a motorway bridge.

But Charlie has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and needs a second dose of inter-arterial chemotherapy, a revolutionary but expensive treatment.

He was given 12 months to live earlier this year but an initial dose of the treatment has seen his tumour shrink.

His owners Caroline and Robert Cocker, of Crossfield Road, have been given renewed hope and are now trying to raise £5,000 for further treatment.

Popular Charlie has also been shortlisted for the Asda Hero Dog 2017 award, which he will attend next month, for his role in helping prevent a man from jumping off Lancashire Hill Bridge above the M60. …

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