A new homegrown TV series brings the warm and furries to Saturday afternoons on Nine
Now airing on Channel 9, Tuesdays at 1PM AEST, The Pet Rescuers offers a perfectly timed boost to flagging morale. This 10-part doco series promises to melt hearts, raise spirits and restore faith in humanity as it follows the daily adventures of a team on a mission to give abandoned pets a second chance at a happy life.
“Each year in Australia, a quarter of a million dogs and cats are put down, due to overcrowded pounds and shelters”, says Marisa Debattista, who leads the team at Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Melbourne. “It’s a tragic cycle that we’re determined to end.”
While The Pet Rescuers title may seem to refer to the humans in the story, SCAR member Megan insists it could be read another way. “I think animals are much more resilient than we are,” she explains. “As long as they’re loved, as long as there’s food, animals bounce back so quickly. They teach us so much about survival, sometimes it feels as though they are actually rescuing us.”
The Pet Rescuers now airs on Channel 9, Tuesdays at 1PM AEST.
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