The official release date for Animal Rescue is September 2015
Animal Rescue is a 12-part creative documentary series highlighting the heroic and noble work of the ISPCA, along with a wide variety of wildlife rescue organizations, as they tackle the country’s most pressing animal welfare issues. We follow their trials and tribulations as they take on abusive owners, liberate ill-treated animals and prepare for prosecutions.
Viewers will witness the emotive and often uplifting journeys of these passionate rescuers and the animals they rescue, who have suffered through neglect or ignorance, or have gotten into difficulty in the wild. The variety of creatures ranges from household pets, to equestrian, exotic animals, to a broad range of birds, sea mammals and wild animals. Through rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing (or release), Animal Rescue offers a window into the world of some of the country’s most driven animal rescuers as they tackle the very real challenges facing Ireland’s pets, birds and wild animals. Animal Rescue has no presenter, placing the rescuers and their stories at the heart of this observational series.
Captured through Fly-On-Wall and creative observational documentary techniques, ‘Animal Rescue’ will be driven by a dramatic scripted narrative that will unfold over the course of each episode, focusing on the passionate characters that have made the welfare of animals in Ireland their vocation. Each 25 minute programme will feature two rescues and one campaign-based story. Presented in two parts, the rescues occupy the first part, and the rehabilitation and rehome stories, along with the campaign story, will occupy the second part. This allows the viewer to build a relationship with the rescue animals and their rescuers in part one, and learn in part two the fate of the animal and how their rescuer feels as a result.