BETH STERN AND LARISSA WOHL HOST FIRST-EVER ‘GREAT AMERICAN RESCUE BOWL’ PREMIERING FEBRUARY 12 ON GREAT AMERICA FAMILY
Heartwarming Tradition of Animal Rescue and Shelter Pet Adoption Continues in Partnership with North Shore Animal League America
NEW YORK, NY – January 17, 2023 – Great American Family today announced New York Times bestselling author and nationally renowned animal advocate Beth Stern (“Kitten Bowl”) and pet rescue expert, Larissa Wohl (“Home & Family”) will host the first-ever “Great American Rescue Bowl.” The original two-hour special created in partnership with North Shore Animal League America premieres Sunday, February 12 (4 p.m.- 6 p.m. ET) continuing the successful pet adoption tradition which has resulted in more than 100,000 shelter pet adoptions over the last decade.
“As animal homelessness continues to be widespread throughout the country, we couldn’t be more proud to welcome ‘Great American Rescue Bowl’ to Great American Family,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “By highlighting these heartwarming adoption stories and the lifesaving work of North Shore Animal League America, we hope this national rescue adoption event will inspire viewers to visit their local shelter and adopt a loving pet.”
“Great American Rescue Bowl” brings viewers behind-the-scenes with emotional stories of animal rescue, fostering, and adoption, including stories from natural disasters like Hurricane Ian and manmade tragedies like puppy mills. The special also takes an in-depth look at the adoption process and steps that families can take if they are interested in rescuing an animal. Showcasing adorable kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs is a proven difference maker in changing attitudes about how pets come into our lives and galvanizes shelters across the country to join together on February 12 in hosting shelter parties encouraging pet adoption.
Executive producer is Ian Karr. Written and produced by Robbie Chafitz. Directed by Ronni Thomas and Robbie Chafitz. Segment Producer Larissa Wohl. Post Producer is Vince Rose.
ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY
Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv
ABOUT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
North Shore Animal League America has saved more than 1.1 million lives. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes and end the euthanasia. For more information, visit www.animalleague.org
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