SANDPOINT, Idaho—An animal shelter in northern Idaho was chosen to be featured in an episode of the PBS show, Shelter Me.
The episode featuring the Panhandle Animal Shelter was scheduled to air on national television in September 2014. The TV series celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.
The shelter announced Monday that film crews would be visiting for Family Day on Sunday, March 23. The Wings of Rescue non-profit group agreed to fly dogs from the Los Angeles County Animal Shelter to be featured in the episode, with hopes that they would be adopted during the event.
Panhandle Animal Shelter officials said they hoped that the film crews would be able to follow the dogs’ rescue journeys.
“We’re excited to have PBS’ Shelter Me producers feature our shelter and allow us the opportunity to highlight our shelter’s work and save more lives,” said Executive Director Mandy Evans. “We have many wonderful animals that are looking for home sand we hope people will open their hearts and give them an opportunity.”
The shelter invited members of the public to attend Family Fun Day from 1p.m. to 4p.m. for face painting, dog training, and other activities. A local radio station planned to live broadcast the event.