Local adoption center and spay/neuter clinic Pet Helpers will be featured in a Discovery Channel reality series called "Give Me Shelter," set to air in the spring.
Local company Palmetto Coast Media is producing the series, which follows Pet Helpers staff as they "rescue animals from around the state, trap, neuter and release feral cats, perform life-saving surgeries and build fences for previously chained dogs throughout the Lowcountry."
"I have lived near Pet Helpers for eight years and watched it grow from a small house to a larger facility," Jessie Anderson-Berens, director and producer of "Give Me Shelter," said the press release. "It's really exciting to see how much Pet Helpers, a no-kill shelter that operates ... through donations, has accomplished over the years."
Anderson-Berens and her team began filming in August 2012, creating two episodes to shop to networks domestically and internationally. They returned to Pet Helpers this month to shoot the remainder of its 13-episode season.
The 13-episode season was picked up to air in Japan and across Europe into parts of the Middle East and Africa, according to the release from Pet Helpers. There's no word on when or if the show will be aired locally.
For more on the show, go to www.facebook.com/givemesheltertvshow.
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