06 May 2010

Animal Planet to present series showcasing need for pet adoption

This summer Animal Planet will present an eight-part series produced by Al Roker Entertainment that follows Shelly Bookwalter and Kyle Peterson as they fight to give soon-to-be euthanized dogs another chance for survival. Last Chance Highway brings to light the millions of animals across the country who call overcrowded animal shelters their home and face the constant threat of being put to death.

Each year through a mobile adoption campaign Bookwalter and Peterson and a group of volunteers attempt to find homes for strays and unclaimed shelter dogs. Because of their tireless efforts, the group is able to find homes for more than 150 dogs each week.

"Last Chance Highway is an incredible example of individuals and families from communities all over the country and all walks of life helping our four-legged best friends beat the odds," said Al Roker, executive producer. "Animal Planet deserves our thanks for showing pet adoption at its best."

The Animal Planet show will debut on Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. For more information visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv/last-chance-highway/.

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