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SHELTER ME: Community Matters

In SHELTER ME "Community Matters," hosted by Dr. Jane Goodall, we feature shelter dogs that are trained to protect endangered species. 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.
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In SHELTER ME "Community Matters," hosted by Dr. Jane Goodall, we feature shelter dogs that are trained to protect endangered species. 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.

Airs Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

SHELTER ME is an inspiring series that celebrates the human-animal bond by telling uplifting stories about shelter pets and the people that help them. This series shows the power of communities working together to make a difference.

In "Community Matters," hosted by Dr. Jane Goodall, we feature shelter dogs that are trained to protect endangered species.

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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.

Goodall is a world-renowned scientist who has dedicated her life to work on conservation and animal welfare issues. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute which supports young people in more than 130 countries to make positive change in their own communities.

"My childhood companion, my dog Rusty, was also my great teacher. He proved to me that animals have personalities, minds and emotions. My very favorite animal is a dog and I wish I could adopt many homeless dogs who so desperately need a loving home."Jane Goodall

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!

SHELTER ME TV is on Facbook, Instagram, and you can follow @ShelterMeTV on Twitter. #ShelterMe

SHELTER ME is presented by the Petco Foundation and produced by Steven Latham Productions.