Airs Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 PM on WVIZ/PBS
SHELTER ME is an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories. We tell stories about people’s lives being improved when they adopt a shelter pet. Episode two shows features stories about shelter pets that went from rescued to rescuer.The first story is about our hero firefighters who use shelter dogs for search-and-rescue. These teams have been to the World Trade Center and helped look for survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Superstorm Sandy and the Joplin tornadoes. When a disaster strikes and people are buried, these search dogs will be the first on the scene to save you. We follow individuals who have adopted shelter dogs and are now volunteering at a hospital. These once-forgotten dogs are helping people heal by bringing comfort to patients and their families, not to mention joy to doctors and nurses.We also show a dramatic rescue of homeless puppies, an innovative spay/neuter clinic and a family adopting a beautiful cat at an animal shelter.