One to watch
There are 8.5 million cats in Britain, with one in five UK households owning a pet moggy. Late last year, Jo Brand presented one-off documentary Kitten Rescuers and now the self-confessed feline fanatic returns with a full six-part series following the vets, RSPCA inspectors and volunteers who work tirelessly to save the nation’s cats from harm. From car accidents to cancer and abandonments to abuse, the nation’s pets face a whole heap of problems.
Last year the charity rescued and collected nearly 130,000 animals and found new homes for 46,000.
Jo, who has just finished her fourth stint as host of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, begins the series reporting for surgery duties at one of the UK’s busiest animal hospitals.
The 60-year-old former psychiatric nurse rolls up her sleeves to help the team save the life of a young kitten whose curiosity nearly ended in tragedy.
Having fallen four floors from a balcony, the outlook doesn’t look good for Saba and vet Kamilla is the first to assess her injuries.
Then, when animal welfare officer Matt receives a call about a young cat called Lola, he has no idea he is about to face the most challenging rescue of his career.
Lola has darted up the chimney in search of a safe place to hide after moving to her new home. Her owner, Francine, is growing increasingly concerned for her pet’s safety ... and it’s up to Matt to save her.
There may be millions of pets around Britain, but as this series shows, each one is very special.