Blue Cross pet charity in new national TV series
Blue Cross in Victoria, London and Grimsby are set to star in a brand new, primetime, ITV1 series. Narrated by actress and animal lover Felicity Kendal, Inside Animal A & E highlights the work of the charity’s animal hospitals, mobile clinic and ambulance services. The series shows how the charity helps care for sick and injured pets and the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers.
Natalie Everett, Deputy Nurse Manager at Blue Cross in Grimsby said; “We were thrilled to be involved in the making of these programmes and are very excited that the series is going to show our work to so many people tuning in every Monday. We are proud to show the behind-the-scenes work we do and hope it encourages more animal lovers to support us in the future.”
Inside Animal A & E begins on Monday 7 September at 8pm. Episode one features London animal ambulance drivers Sonia and Angela pick up a 50 kilo Dogue De Bordeaux who has a mysterious bedwetting problem, which vet Cristina must get to the bottom of. Vet Lawrence is trying to find out why guinea pig Noel is feeling anxious and upset. In Grimsby, volunteer Helen is giving round the clock care to tiny orphan kitten Oliver.
Felicity Kendal said: “I was delighted to be invited to narrate this wonderful series about the work of Blue Cross in Victoria and Grimsby. I’ve long supported the charity and it was a delight to see the incredible work they do to help pets in need and their devoted owners.”
Helen Leary said: “It was very exciting to have the film crew in the hospital following us while we got on with our work and I cannot wait to see the series and the finished programmes over the next few weeks. The team at Grimsby work incredibly hard and this will be wonderful for the clients and supporters to see for themselves.”
Blue Cross is a charity that relies on animal lovers to support their work caring for sick, injured, unwanted and abandoned pets. Visit www.bluecross.org.uk to find out more and make a donation.