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Arizona rescue squad steps into spotlight on ‘Animal Cops Phoenix’

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PHOENIX — A cable network show called “Animal Cops Phoenix” will put the Arizona Humane Society of Phoenix in the spotlight in a documentary reality television series.

Animal Planet’s 45-minute episode showcases the Valley nonprofit in the season premiere Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

“Animal Cops Phoenix” will feature the work of the organization’s animal-cruelty investigators and its emergency animal medical technicians as they rescue abused, injured or sick animals.

The 18-person field operations team covers about 11,000 square miles in the Phoenix area.

The series works together with animal welfare organizations nationally and internationally as they investigate cases of animal cruelty and bring the abusers to justice.

The team responds to more than 10,000 animal rescue calls and investigations a year and provides veterinary care to the animals in need.

The Arizona Humane Society’s medical tech program was established in 2002, but the organization has been fostering animals for almost 60 years.

“Animal Cops” also will visit Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami and South Africa.

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