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KPBS series highlights shelter animals.
"Shelter Me," a National PBS series highlighting the extraordinary lives and benefits of adopting shelter pets, airs tonight at 10 p.m.

Shelter Me was created to shed light on the many benefits of adopting animals out of the nation’s overwhelmed and under visited animal shelters. The current state of the American animal shelter system is dire with overcrowding. Shelter Me focuses on the success stories to bring more people into local shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.

Tonight’s episode, “Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home,” is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and shelter animal advocate Jane Lynch. This episode explores the inspiring stories of shelter dogs transformed into life-saving search-and-rescue dogs (some of the teams featured in the film have been searching for survivors in Oklahoma); an innovative spay and neuter program in the Watts section of Los Angeles, a cat adoption from a shelter and the incredible healing power of shelter dogs that visit patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Tune in locally to KPBS at 10 p.m. and then visit the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility tomorrow to find your new family member! CV-ACF is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. For more information about CV-ACF, please call (619) 691-5123.

Posted: May 22, 2013

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