An inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories about people's lives being improved when they adopt a shelter pet.
Shelter Me Previous Broadcasts
Hearts & Paws (Episode #106H)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
Hosted by Kristen Bell, this episodd features award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS comic strip. Patrick spent several days at the New York City animal shelter and turned his experience into a week's worth of MUTTS comics called "Shelter Stories."
We also follow the journey of a pet from the day she is surrendered to a shelter until the day she is adopted. This hopeful story is told by renowned animators Paul and Sandra Fierlinger and set to the song, "Staring Over Again."
The other segment features the first cat cafe in the country. Cat Town Cafe has partnered with the Oakland Animal Shelter to provide an innovative way to showcase cats and boost adoptions in their community.
Community Matters (Episode #107H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
This episode features shelter dogs that are trained to protect endangered species. We follow the dogs from the day they are rescued to their deployment in Zambia where they are helping prevent the poaching of elephants and rhinos and helping stem the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horns. These once homeless dogs are now doing life-saving conservation work! We also see an inspiring program where junior high school students read to dogs and cats at an animal shelter. This helps socialize the animals and makes them more adoptable and increases the self-esteem and confidence of the kids. And we showcase a high school cross country team that takes shelter dogs for a run as part of their practice. This innovative community program has inspired the entire town and, soon, the entire nation!
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM