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Northwest animal shelter featured in Animal Planet series

Northwest animal shelter featured in Animal Planet series

The efforts of a northwest BC wildlife shelter will be featured in a new documentary series on Animal Planet.

Wild Bear Rescue will follow the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter and its volunteers near Smithers as they rescue, rehabilitate, and release wildlife in need.

Shelter Manager co-founder Angelika Langen says it wasn’t an easy decision to make because the well-being of the wildlife is always their top priority. But Langen says a special agreement was reached with producers ensuring that the wildlife in care would not be negatively impacted by filming.

Omnifilm Entertainment began shooting footage for the 12 part series in May and will continue filming throughout the summer and fall.

Wild Bear Rescue is slated to air on Animal Planet Canada in 2017, but will also be pitched internationally.

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