Wednesday 14 August 2019

Helping Animals with Animal Rescue Live

close up photo of tabby cat

Animal Rescue Live 2019

All this week on Channel 4 in the UK there is a one-hour live programme all about animal adoption and rescue. 

Animal Rescue Live Supervet Special is raising awareness for the country’s animal rescue shelters and the pawmazing work that they do. Broadcast at 8pm, Mon-Fri this week (12th - 16th August), the show will encourage viewers to help in every way they can, either by donating, adopting, volunteering or educating the public about animal adoption and what adopting a rescue animal entails. 

Each year around 250,000 pets end up in rescue shelters around the UK and centres are constantly in need of more support. Animal Rescue Live is a campaign bringing the nation together to fix the problem; by donating money, volunteering and, for those who can, adopting a rescue animal." -

Animal Rescue Live presenters with animals
Left to right: Presenters Noel Fitzpatrick, Kate Quilton and Steve Jones surrounded by lovely dogs
 (Photo: Channel 4)

This is the second series of Animal Rescue Live and this year the show is based at  Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, East Sussex. The first series in 2017, which we wrote about on this blog, was based at Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter and was also presented by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (Supervet), Steve Jones, Kate Quilton.

We've been tuning in and loving it. We are also very grateful to the team behind this show because animals need a voice. 

We want more TV like this! 

It's been great following the hashtag #aimalrescuelive and seeing how the kind-hearted animal-loving people have come together to help this cause by sharing and retweeting, many sharing their own rescue pet stories and pics of their dear rescue pets. Of course Mum had to share a photo of me. I mean, why wouldn't she? Ours is a beautiful story of rescue and we also wanted to mention the wonderful Wood Green, The Animal Charity who made it possible for us to find each other.

   Here it is on Mum's Twitter after Monday's episode:

Find out more about #AnimalRescueLive here 

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Brian's Home Blog said...

That sounds totally wonderful and rescue is always a terrific thing!

The Florida Furkids said...

What a pawsome rescue! Love your whiskers!

The Florida Furkids

Eastside Cats said...

We used to get Dr. Fitzpatrick's TV show here in The States, but I cannot find it anymore. I think that he's brilliant!

Sandee said...

Raising awareness is a great thing and helping our four legged babies is the best.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Summer said...

I hope they feature cats more than the all-dog promo photo indicates!

pilch92 said...

I agree there should be more tv like that. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Now THAT is some great TV! We wish they had that here in the US!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

that is one pawesome initiative!!

Laylas Woof said...

What a fantastic idea and we wish other TV stations would do it all over the world. Layla is a rescue and we pray more find homes.