A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.
GIVE ME SHELTER takes the perennially successful genre of animal friendly programming to new heights of feel good emotion. Each week viewers will enter the lives of committed animal welfare... See full summary »
Give Me Shelter is a film to raise awareness for important animal issues around the world. The movie will incorporate the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The movie illustrates what is really going on with important issues in the animal world such as the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, conservation, the food we consume, the fur industry, the pet industry and so on.Written by
It is estimated that 25% of animals that enter into shelters are pure-breeds. Less than half of dogs make it out of the shelters. Less than 25% of cats make it out of shelters. So that means that half of the dogs going into a shelter will die, and 75% of the cats that go into a shelter will die. We have the ability to change that. We have the ability to do something about that through adoption, through spay-and-neutering, and through simply getting involved.
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Give Me Shelter captures a sad reality through interviews with noted celebrity animal activists and professional advocates. It conveys something about our own sentience or lack thereof and our disregard for many members of the animal kingdom. Despite how progressive we may perceive our society to be, this documentary clearly establishes how far we need to go.
The film takes us on a journey of young dogs and cats from commercial puppy mills and catteries to retail pet stores around the nation. It reveals the horrific nature of the horse slaughter industry and the brutal last days of companion equids.
The film also exposes the brutality on fur farms and factory food animal farms. It explores the lives of performing animals. Give Me Shelter exposes the dangerous and irresponsible trade in exotic animals here in the US. It broaches the subject of conservation and the plight of threatened and endangered species around the world. It is a must see!
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