Shelter Me – An Inspirational Film About Shelter Dogs
This month (May) a special documentary will be airing on several PBS stations around the country. The movie, Shelter Me, is hosted by actress and animal advocate, Katherine Heigel, and focuses on the success stories of several shelter pets after they are adopted.
Episode one shows how shelter pets are helping returning war veterans cope with PTSD.
Episode two goes inside a women’s prison to show how inmates are training shelter dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities.
And lastly, episode three features the journey of two stray dogs, “from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become a beloved family pet.”
To find out when it is airing in your state go to ShelterMe.com. You can watch a preview of the film below.
For my Minnesota friends: Unfortunately, there are only two Minnesota PBS stations airing this special film at this time (Appleton -Pioneer Public TV -KWCM, Thursday, May 24 at 9 pm and Austin -KSMQ, Monday, May 28 at 9 pm) but I hope TPT will choose to air it soon.
With nearly 3-4 million pets euthanized annually, it’s encouraging to see some big names promoting how wonderful shelter pets can be, if only given the chance. Don’t Shop, Adopt!