Animal Care Debuts "Take Paws" Television Show
  
- Program to focus on adoptable pets and pet-related information -
  
DATE: September 28, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Animal Care and Adoption
PHONE: 954-359-1010
EMAIL: lmendheim@broward.org  

Broward County Animal Care in partnership with BECON-TV (Broward Education Communications Network) has developed a new television series titled, Take Paws. The first episode will debut on Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m. and repeat at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on the BECON-TV network.

The
Take Paws program is part of Animal Care’s effort to educate viewers about the importance of pet adoption as well as various aspects of pet care, including responsible pet ownership. The program will also feature tips on pet behavior, which is the primary reason given for surrendering a family pet.

“We are very excited to partner with BECON in order to educate viewers regarding important and helpful information about dogs and cats, including our adoptable pets,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.

The
Take Paws program includes three initial episodes and is available for viewing through the Broward County Public School system and broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 19, Direct-TV, Dish Network and AT&T U-verse on Channel 63 to more than 5.5 million viewers in Broward County.

“We're very proud of the new show we've created in cooperation with Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. The expertise of local vets and trainers appearing in
Take Paws will help pet owners provide a healthy, happy future for their pets. Most of all, we hope the shelter segments in each show will lead to more lives being saved through new adoptions,” said Mike Moscatello, executive producer of Take Paws.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of pets. The agency also coordinates the licensing of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations in order to encourage a healthier pet population.

For more information visit,
broward.org/animal, "follow us" on twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on facebook.com/Broward.pets.
 
 
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