Tune into Channel 4 every evening from 7–11 August to catch a five-night marathon of cuteness as Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special broadcasts from Tyneside. Presented by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Steve Jones and Kate Quilton, the show promises plenty of footage of adorable animals.
More than 16 million pets can be found in homes across the country. However, around 250,000 domestic animals a year are left in the care of rescue centres and, according to The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, there are around 100,000 homeless dogs in the UK at any given time. This programme aims to reduce these statistics by beaming out live footage nightly from Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter, showing families going through the process of adopting a new pet, in a bid to raise awareness and enthusiasm for adopting rescue animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits.
‘Through raising awareness of the fun, love and hope that rehoming an animal can bring to families everywhere, I genuinely think that we speak a language of joy and compassion,’ says Noel, ‘and I think that is a fantastic message to put out into the world right now.’
For more information, or to help or donate to the Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter, visit www.dogandcatshelter.com