Parents' Guide to

Animal Precinct

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

ASPCA agents rescue neglected pets. Not for kids.

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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

I actually had the opportunity to work on the production of "Animal Precinct", also now I am running a blog about animals and pets

I actually had the opportunity to work on the production of "Animal Precinct" during my studies in animal science. It was an incredible experience to be a part of a show, Now I am running a blog about animals and pets I have to say that "Animal Precinct" is an excellent show that truly showcases the challenges that come with animal rescue and rehabilitation. The show provides an inside look at the work of the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement agents, who dedicate their lives to helping animals in need. I appreciate how the show is not only entertaining but also informative. It highlights the importance of animal welfare laws and the hard work that goes into enforcing them.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+

Not aimed at children! Contains graphic images.

Pretty much the animal version of cops. Following around the ASPCA to arrest the baddies and rescue the animals. This show sometimes contains graphic images, which it usually states before the show starts or before the begins from the commercial break. Some of the animals don't make it, either found dead or die at the Vet. It can be extremely sad but preteens should be able to understand at the point life, death, and the act of murder. If not, it should certainly be explained before they turn this on. There's a lot of sick people in this world. One episode focused on a young teen who would kill cats and leave their bodies on the owner's front lawns. You didn't see the body, but the description was graphic. A preteen should be talked to about why someone around their age would do such a horrible thing. If you can't handle discussions of murder, abuse, and neglect, don't watch this show. There are a very good number of happy endings, but the world isn't always sunshine and gumdrops. Not to mention animals have their own set of rules and instincts. It'd be a good idea to have your preteen read up on animals.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The show is eye-opening to the plight of many pets in neglectful situations and encourages the public's vigilance in preserving animals' rights. It also reminds us of the heroic jobs performed by a variety of low-profile law enforcement agents every day. But parents need to be warned that this isn't a feel-good animal show, and it isn't appropriate for young kids. Many of the stories are absolutely heart-wrenching no matter how old you are.

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