This Friday, January 4 at 9pm ET/PT, a wonderful new short series is starting on the National Geographic Channel. Dogtown focuses on the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Here’s a short promo clip: http://test.nationalgeographic.com/channel/video/index.html?refId=3251.
(for some reason, this link doesn’t work when I try to embed it.)
From the Best Friends Press Release:
National Geographic Channel Goes Inside Dogtown: Covering 33,000 Acres, It’s One of The Nation’s Largest No-kill Animal Facilities.New Series Goes Behind the Scenes at Sanctuary for Hundreds of Dogs in Need, From Puppy Mill Rescues to Canine Medical Emergencies.
In this country alone, between 3 and 4 million unwanted pets are euthanized every year. But there is one place where manÂ’s best friend always has hope: Dogtown. One of the largest no-kill animal facilities in the country, Dogtown is located on 33,000 acres of Southern Utah canyon country. The sanctuary Â— run by the Best Friends Animal Society Â— hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, along with cats, horses, rabbits, goats and various other farm animals Â— about 1,500 animals at any one time.
For the lost canine souls that find shelter at this home in one of 12 lodging facilities, a staff of over 60 oversees their every need Â— including medical attention, training and rehabilitation Â— with the eventual hope of finding these dogs a new, loving home. Dogtown is often the last hope for dogs requiring specialized or urgent medical attention or for abused and neglected animals. Each episode of National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) new series Dogtown takes viewers on a journey inside the bustling grounds to meet the dogs and the skilled professional team dedicated to ensuring that even the toughest cases survive.