Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home
Airs Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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, "Let's Go Home," 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.
Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters. SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance. SHELTER ME is about hope, helping others and making a difference.
SHELTER ME is produced and directed by Steven Latham of Steven Latham Productions; executive produced by Steven Latham, Lyndon Johnson and Ady Gil; edited by Jeff U’Ren and Cheryl Campsmith; cinematography by Peter Krajewski; co-produced by Conrad Stanley, Marion Zola and Shane Lachtman; theme song, “Love is Everything,” by Austin Bis, Melanie Fontana & Daniel Walker; music provided by konsonant/.