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TORONTO (September 25, 2013) – Animal Planet’s SAVE MY PET returns for Season 3 with even more heartwarming – and sometimes heartbreaking – true stories as real-life families go to great lengths to save the lives of their beloved pet. Premiering Friday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, the 13-episode season features dramatic re-enactments of pets in crisis. When trouble strikes and pets are in the midst of a medical emergency, their families commit to saving them and take boundless measures to help the creature they care for.
SAVE MY PET is not all about cats and dogs – the series captures the medical turning points of animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Highlights from the first five episodes SAVE MY PET – Season 3 include:
SAVE MY PET: “Hicks”
Friday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
In the season premiere, a firefighter's new Bernese Mountain Dog named Hicks is diagnosed with a very serious heart defect. But, the life-saving cardiac surgery Hicks needs just might be what kills the little pup.
SAVE MY PET: “Tyggr”
Friday, October 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT
A cat has a blood clot that causes paralysis in his hind legs. One leg becomes badly infected and amputation seems to be the only hope – but, he's so weak he would never survive the operation.
SAVE MY PET: “Ruby”
Friday, October 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
A young agility dog suddenly suffers from internal bleeding and an almost-complete lack of platelets. On the verge of bleeding to death, Ruby receives a blood transfusion directly from a donor dog.
SAVE MY PET: “Paula”
Friday, October 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT
A young girl's beloved horse takes a terrible fall and nobody expects her to walk again. Only her owner's love and determination give Paula a chance at life – and a remarkable recovery.
SAVE MY PET: “Lexus”
Friday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
A dog's innocent-looking cyst turns out to be cancer. And after surgery to remove the tumour, Lexus develops paralysis and a life-threatening infection.
About Animal Planet
See our planet from a wilder perspective! Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets we bring into our own family, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Meet these animals – and their human companions and protectors – as they surprise us, scare us, play with us and teach us how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca.
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