Saturday 5 August 2017
Animal Rescue Live on Ch4
Pets from Wood Green, The Animals Charity are taking centre stage this week in Channel 4’s new live TV feature. Called ‘Animal Rescue Live’, the hour-long programmes will be spread across five weeknights, 8-9pm from the 7-11 August. Hosted by the Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, and TV presenter Steve Jones, the live series hopes to find loving new owners for every dog, cat, rabbit, chicken and more at animals rehoming centres across the UK.
Throughout the shows, pets cared for at the Charity’s Godmanchester Centre will feature, together with the team preparing them for their new homes. First to feature on the 7 August will be a piece about the unique rabbit ‘mixing’ service that the Charity offers, to make sure that all rabbits are rehomed with a well-matched companion. Other stars include Cedric, a Vietnamese Cross pig with oodles of character, and four Toggenburg goats.
Linda Cantle, Director of Animal Services at the Charity tells us more:
“Our pets are amazing so the opportunity to share their stories with the nation and to make sure they find the homes they deserve is wonderful. We are delighted that Channel 4 selected Wood Green to take part and we are looking forward to connecting with even more pet lovers once the programme airs.”
Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick explains the aim of the programme:
“Through raising awareness of the fun, love, and hope that rehoming an animal can bring, I think we speak a language of joy and compassion, and that this is a fantastic message to put out into the world right now.”
Britain is home to more than 16 million dogs and cats but a shocking number are abandoned or changes of circumstance mean that pet lovers seek help to rehome them. So now more than ever, the displaced pet population needs a helping hand – and the series aims to dismantle the stigma associated with rescue animals.