Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

Monday, 8 October 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

“I do love it here, because you can always make a difference.”

Presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady absolutely loves dogs, so he’s spending seven weeks with the staff and canines at the world famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. He’ll be following dog’s ‘tails’ from their arrival at the home through to their adoption into a new family.

This week Paul helps a very stressed out Staffie called Comet with a bit of doggie massage. Comet has been at Battersea for six months and is in need of a new home as he begins to struggle with kennel life. Paul’s keen to help and it looks like good news when a family come in thinking Comet might be their lost dog. Paul has got everything crossed that Comet will get the happy ending he deserves: “Comet’s been stuck in kennels for six months and he’s so stressed out here, it would be amazing to reunite him with his family. Oh please let it be their dog.”

Meanwhile, the clinic staff have an emergency to deal with when a litter of puppies arrive in a sealed box, close to death. Paul explains: “This is really dangerous, dogs don’t sweat like humans do, and they cant keep themselves cool in closed spaces, that’s why you should never keep a dog in a hot car. And there were no air holes in the box either”. Still seriously overheated, can they be treated in time?

Also this week, Paul panics when a couple come to Battersea ready to adopt his favourite dog Carmine… Forced to resort to desperate measures to avoid being separated from his new best friend, Paul is not beyond a spot of dog-napping!

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