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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Animals help humans cope in poignant, mature tales.

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This poignant series shows the deep connections some people have with their animals, and how these connections impact their lives and the lives of those around them. It also demonstrates how animals can play a direct and powerful role in human healing.

Some of the stories featured here, especially those dealing with the loss of loved ones on September 11 and during the war in Iraq, are very emotional. The images and drawn-out descriptions of these traumatic experiences can make it difficult to watch. But if you can move beyond this, what you will find are positive messages about animals, recovery, and healing.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 12, 2006
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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