Today at 5 PM PST is the premier of Animal House, a new reality show that builds new/renovated animal shelters for communities that need them while providing program grants, training, and supplies.
The show will feature the work of Animal House staff and volunteers as they built a new animal shelter for the Adams County Pet Rescue in Othello, WA last fall.
The previous shelter burned down 5 years ago, and since then animals have been housed primarily in outdoor runs at the local pound.
When it’s finished, the new shelter is 3,900-square-foot facility able to house between 40 and 50 dogs, as well as provide an area for homeless cats.
I visited Othello last October as Animal House staff and volunteers began putting the finishing touches on the new building, and I was extremely impressed not just by their work on the new shelter but also their determination to maximize community involvement in the project.
Here’s a sneak peek of the episode that aired earlier this month.