Executive produced and directed by five-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater and two-time Academy Award winner Bill Guttentag, THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW follows the animal rescue community in and around Austin, Texas, where Linklater lives. The 10-episode docuseries provides a window into the moving, humorous and powerful stories of animals and the inspiring bonds they form with the humans who love them. The series features a captivating world of people who have dedicated their lives to rescuing pigs, horses, dogs, goats and many other animals – who rescue these humans right back.
Outside of Austin, Jamie’s ranch is a place where humans come to heal alongside a menagerie of over 100 rescue animals.
At a pig rescue, volunteers care for 200+ pigs and help rehome them. But pigs come with large bodies and large personalities, and Dan and Tracey offer “behavioral therapy” to pig parents.
Pigs and their human parents strut their stuff in a Mardi-Gras themed pageant celebrating pigs of all shapes and sizes. Who will be crowned swine queen 2020?
This is a show about second chances. At a Texas prison, female inmates save dogs’ lives. And the women say the dogs, in turn, rescue them.
If you’re a wounded coyote, a turtle with a broken shell, or a hawk with an injured wing, Dr. Susan Skyler and the team of Austin Wildlife Rescue are here for you.
When dogs and cats are seemingly beyond saving, they head to Austin’s pioneering no-kill shelter. Dr. Ellen Jefferson spearheads a network of volunteers and foster parents who have helped over 80,000 animals find their “forever homes.”
Texas is home to many horses. This is the story of the people who love them, care for them and are healed by horses.
It’s easy to fall in love over animals. Chris and Angela drive hundreds of miles to rescue animals in need, while Lee and Dianne work tireless at Austin’s pioneering bat sanctuary
Vegan activists Shaney, Melissa, and Katy organize a risky protest in the heart of cattle country.
Local musician Sam Grey Horse, known as Austin’s “6th Street Cowboy,” has found a friend in Peppy, an urban farmer and goat dad.
Below you will find some of the Austin Texas rescue organizations featured in the show. Support one of these wonderful organizations to help continue their mission of saving animals - from feathers to fur to scales.
Enter ZIP code below to find the closest animal rescue organizations near you!