Animal Care Adds New "Take Paws" Television Episodes
  
- Programs focus on adoptable pets and pet-related information -
  
DATE: March 1, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
PHONE: 954-359-1010
EMAIL:
lmendheim@broward.org  

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, in partnership with BECON-TV (Broward Education Communications Network), will debut three new episodes of Take Paws beginning Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m., on the BECON-TV network.

The Take Paws program is part of Animal Care’s community outreach to bring attention to pet adoption of homeless dogs and cats as well as various aspects of pet care, including responsible pet ownership. Each show will feature adoptable dogs and cats and tips on pet behavior, which is the primary reason given for surrendering a family pet.

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with BECON to reach residents regarding important pet information. It is a wonderful and unique way to showcase our adoptable dogs and cats to viewers in hopes of finding them loving homes,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.

The first episodes of Take Paws debuted last September. The three new shows will each air four times during the week on the BECON-TV network, as well as Comcast Cable Channel 19, DIRECTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-verse on Channel 63 to more than 5.5 million viewers in Broward County, and on broward.org/VideoCentral on demand. 

“We're very proud to partner again 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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