KCET, the nation’ s largest independent public television station, will air SHELTER ME, an inspiring series that celebrates the human-animal bond with uplifting stories about shelter pets. The series, with episodes featuring celebrity hosts Allison Janney (“Mom,” “The West Wing,” “Masters of Sex), and Kristen Bell (“Bad Moms,” “Frozen,” “Veronica Mars”), tells the stories of unlikely pet owners, from war veterans with PTSD to inmates learning to be empathetic whose lives have been changed forever after adopting shelter animals. SHELTER ME premieres Fri., Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. PT.
SHELTER ME episodes:
SHELTER ME “New Beginnings” – Fri., Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. PT
This episode, hosted by Allison Janney, will explore how Wings of Rescue — a group of volunteer pilots operating out of the Van Nuys Airport — work to transport 105 shelter dogs from overcrowded Southern California shelters to safety in Idaho where adoptable dogs are highly valued. In another segment, dog trainer Aimee Sadler travels around the county teaching shelters how to host “play groups” with their dogs, changing how shelter dogs are perceived and adopted.
SHELTER ME “Hearts & Paws” – Fri., Sept 2 at 7 p.m. PT
This episode, hosted by actress Kristen Bell, features award-winning artist and creator of the popular “MUTTS” comic strip Patrick McDonnell. With a pen and sketchpad, McDonnell gets a close look inside Animal Care Centers of New York City (ACC) to find inspiring stories to share with his readers. The episode also introduces viewers to a look inside Cat Town Café, the first cat café in the country, which has partnered with Oakland Animal Services to provide a fun and innovative way to meet and adopt
To promote this new pet series, KCET has launched a new MemberCard campaign called “Get Carded” with several Southern California pet retailers by offering major discounts to members. Local participating pet stores include:
http://hounddogandcat.com/ -Hound Dog + Cat Food and Supply / 5450 W Pico BLVD #103 Los Angeles, CA, 90019
Offer: Valid for 15% off purchase
http://www.furoutpetsitters.com/ Fur Out! Pet Sitting Service / 21401 Augusta Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Offer: $25 off 1st booking
http://www.zoomroomonline.com/location/sherman-oaks/ – Zoom Room Dog Training, 13618 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Offer: 25% off dog training package
http://feetandpawsfitness.com/ – Feet and Paws Fitness / 3201 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 91405
Offer: Valid for 2-for-1 classes
http://www.orangebone.com/ – OrangeBone / 7574 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Offer: Valid for 15% off purchase
http://www.lapuppylove.com/ – LA Puppy Love Mobile Grooming / Locations can be found on website
Offer: Valid for 20% off service
Card holders and current members can download the KCET MemberCard app directly to their smartphone device (Android or iPhone) to find available discounts and redeem offers on the spot – without having to carry the actual card.
Those who are not current members of KCET can click on KCET.org/MemberCard to become a member today. HOW IT WORKS:
1. Search for “KCET MemberCard” in the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone or tablet to download the app.
2. Create an account and enter the activation code found on the welcome letter that came with your MemberCard. If you do not have your activation code, please call (800) 423-7645 (or email CustomerService@membercard.com) and one will be provided.
3. Search available offers by merchant name, distance, or filter for specific benefit types such as dining.
4. To redeem an offer, select the location and click “REDEEM.” You will be prompted to confirm you are in the establishment and have notified a staff member.>5. All others may be used one-time and will be marked as “USED” once redeemed.
For information on additional locations where KCET members can receive exclusive offers please visit KCET.orgís MemberCard web page by going to [ http://www.kcet.org/MemberCard ]KCET.org/MemberCard or go to http://membercard.com/kcetplus/using_mc.cfm
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a part of the KCETLink Media Group. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Hulu, Apple TV and Roku platform