Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Pueblo Animal Services can add a new notch on their collars: TV stars!
A new, six-part series airing on Nat Geo Wild called "Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue" will feature the animal shelter and services.
The trailer for the show teases, "Beneath the Rocky Mountains is a team of officers ready for anything."
Veterinary Services Manager Julie Crosby was featured in the medical emergency scenes. She said it was an exciting and chaotic several months working their typical 40 surgeries a day around a camera crew.
"We all learned some of the TV lingo and so we enjoyed the camera crew being here, " she said with a laugh. "They tried to stay out of our way as much as possible because we move very quickly, but there were certainly times where we were tripping over each other and trying our best not to hit the camera equipment."
The show will give a behind-the-scenes look at how the Humane Society and Animal Services work to save animals in need in our own backyard. It will feature animal rescues, medical emergencies, interesting animals, and heart-warming adoption stories.
It'll also introduce you to the people behind the "Happy Tails. Happy Hearts."
Crosby is very excited about the message the show will send.
"I think it’s going to show not only our community but the whole nation really the importance of the animal welfare industry. We do emergency and critical care work, large surgery, hospitalization because animals that come through the doors need a lot of care and compassion to get to the point where they can go to a good home, so this series shows a lot of what goes on behind the scenes that I don’t think people knew about," Crosby explained.
She also hopes it will inspire people to visit their local shelters.
"It's so important to adopt and this will show people all of the animals in need right here in our communities," she said.
The series premieres Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. The following parts will air each Saturday after on Nat Geo Wild.