SMITTEN FOR THE LOVE OF PETS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AT 7.30PM ON CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW
Embark on a paw-some journey into the touching tales of our four-legged friends in need, and meet the extraordinary individuals who stop at nothing to rescue them, when For the Love of Pets premieres Friday, November 17, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. Narrated by Australian actor, Hollywood star and animal lover Jai Courtney, this special docu-series sheds light on the harsh realities faced by animals while introducing viewers to the unsung heroes who have turned their love of pets into a way of life.
From the tireless efforts of RSPCA Queensland’s animal carers, dedicated to rescuing and rehoming thousands of cats and dogs each year, to the Queensland Veterinary Specialists and Pet Emergency team with their expertise for pets facing life-threatening injuries and diseases, the series sheds light on the profound impact of our connection with pets.
Viewers will fall in love with pets like Bruno, the one-year-old white Husky whose life took a bad turn after being hit by a car, leaving him with bruised lungs, and Bonnie, the endearing Staffy who steals the spotlight upon her return to the RSPCA after five years, bringing not only extra love but a few extra kilos. Plus Benny, the precious pup who brought solace to a widow but now finds himself at the heart of a bittersweet rehoming decision, and a resilient four-month-old stray cat battling neglect and facing the possibility of a leg amputation.
Jai Courtney said: “My pitbull, Velvet, has me wrapped around her paw, so it’s easy to empathise with these pet owners dealing with the unimaginable and be in complete awe of the incredible folks who pull off these medical miracles that defy the odds.
“Bruno, Bonnie, Benny and the fearless stray cat offer just a peek into the loveable cast of characters that we get to meet this season, and they’re bound to pull at your heartstrings.”
For the Love of Pets is a Context Media production, with executive producers Peter Jenetsky and Tim Clucas, alongside series producer Ian Withnall.
Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions on For the Love of Pets, from Friday, November 17, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.