Jane Lynch Hosts ‘Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home’

Glee star Jane Lynch has stepped into her real life role of an animal advocate to host the second installment in the PBS series, Shelter Me.

Photo: Former shelter dog Penelope visits a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Once again shining a spotlight on inspiring stories of shelter animals, episode two– Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home— focuses on an innovative spay and neuter program in the Watts section of Los Angeles; a cats adoption from a shelter; the tales of former shelter dogs who are using their second chance at life to help save lives as search-and-rescue dogs; and the healing power of shelter dogs who visit patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Photo: Former shelter dog Finn visits a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

“Through the Shelter Me television series, we hope to show the remarkable pets that are available in shelters across America – from loving family pets to animals that literally transform the lives of people,” says producer and director Steven Latham. “Shelter Me hopes to raise the profile and visibility of these incredible animals, inspiring the public to adopt shelter pets and to visit their local shelters to become more involved.”

Photo: Hunter, together with Captain Billy Monahan of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, found rescued survivors in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti

Shelter Me is sponsored by Halo, Purely for Pets, the all-natural pet food company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres, and PetSafe, an industry leader in pet lifestyle products.

Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home can be seen on local PBS stations throughout the nation on varying dates. (Episode one, hosted by Katherine Heigl, is available on Netflix and iTunes.) The official Shelter Me website offers an ever expanding list of stations airing the episode.

Here’s a sneak peek at episode two:

Photo Credit: ShelterMe.tv; Search Dog Foundation

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.