Furever Home TV on site with Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, following stories at the front line of dog rescue for upcoming series on The Pet Network.
An exciting new development for our charitable rescue that is sure to help us reach our goal – educating the general public about animal rescue and animal welfare. The documentary series, Furever Home, produced in collaboration with cable broadcaster The Pet Network. will be spending the next few months living here on the farm. And when we say “living,” we mean actually residing here at Beaver Creek’s Sanctuary 24-7, immersed in the daily flow of life in our animal rescue organization.
“When you work on the front lines of animal rescue, you do tend to get so immersed that some of the fundamentals of outreach get overlooked. Having Furever Home here shooting, interviewing and observing with fresh eyes is having a terrific effect on how we grow, a benefit we could not have foreseen when we agreed to host the project.” – Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary Founder Amy Bremner.
In documentary television parlance, this process of film and television production is called being “embedded.” Its similar to the process a journalist would undertake when they accompany their subjects into the front lines for a feature or in-depth news story. Imagine, for example, a military zone or a political campaign. Although animal rescue does not involve armed insurgents or suspiciously-financed politicos, it certainly does have its share of conflict and subterfuge. We hope to help the TV crew capture a taste of that to share with audiences; especially viewers that may not be aware that rescue organizations even exist.
Read the Feature Story in Toronto Star about Furever Home Doc TV Series
Furever Home TV Producer Judith Keenan, herself an active animal rescuer, explains “to get the best perspective on how a dog transforms through the three “Rs” – Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-homing – you have to know where the dog in starting from upon first arrival, see the incremental steps in healing, and be witness to the sometimes-sweet, sometimes heart-breaking end result – getting the dog a furever home. There’s no more effective way to watch that happen than to literally be there as it does. You have to gain the trust of the dog as well as its caregivers to get the real story.”
Read more about Furever Home TV
Furever Network is the online home base for Furever Home TV – you will find more behind-the-scenes segments as we move through production this fall – check it out on Furever Network here!
About The Pet Network
For Canadians who love pets, The Pet Network is the only television destination entirely dedicated to delivering entertaining and informative stories about the beloved animal companions who share our lives.