Tuesday, December 25, 2007

DVR Alert: National Geographic's DogTown goes behind the scenes at the Utah-based sanctuary for dogs!

Dogtown, the National Geographic Channels new Series Goes Behind the Scenes at Sanctuary for Hundreds of Dogs in Need, From Puppy Mill Rescues to Canine Medical Emergencies.

According to the Los Angeles Chronicle:
In this country alone, between 3 and 4 million unwanted pets are euthanized every year. But there is one place where man’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 — run by the Best Friends Animal Society — hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, along with cats, horses, rabbits, goats and various other farm animals — about 1,500 animals at any one time.

Premiering Friday, January 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 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.

Premiere episodes include:

DOGTOWN: Crisis Dogs
Friday, January 4, at 9 PM ET/PT

A puppy mill — a facility that mass breeds dogs — is raided by Nebraska state authorities. Over a hundred and seventy dogs are found in terrible conditions. Dogtown arranges an emergency flight for trainer Sherry Woodard to bring back some of the most traumatized dogs.

DOGTOWN: Second Chances
Friday, January 11, at 9 PM ET/PT

An older chow named Bruno heads to Dogtown for much-needed medical attention. His extensive ailments include a sunken eye and balance problems — symptoms indicative of a possible brain tumor.

DOGTOWN: The Outsiders
Friday, January 18, at 9 PM ET/PT

A 1-year-old bulldog named Wiggles arrives at Dogtown from a California shelter with unusual symptoms: he falls frequently and can’t control his bowels. Head veterinarian Mike Dix must determine if Wiggles’ condition is life threatening, or if he’s stable enough to live in a home.
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