First Ever Reality Series about Rescue Shelter Premieres on Nat Geo Wild

"Give Me Shelter" is a 13 x 30 series about life at Pet Helpers, a rescue shelter in Charleston, SC. The series is produced by Bruce Frigeri and Jessie Anderson-Berens, with Anderson-Berens directing all 13 episodes. "Give Me Shelter" is already a hit in several major international territories, including the UK. "We were always convinced that there was an audience for this kind of authentic, heartfelt, reality programming," said Frigeri. "Our popularity in the UK only reinforces this point and now we get a chance to really make a statement here in the U.S. too. And kudos to Nat Geo Wild for stepping up to the plate for this kind of programming," Frigeri added.

“Give Me Shelter” Shares the Rescue Story of 23 Puppies Facing Euthanasia

Meet the dedicated staff and volunteers who help save thousands of animals on the series premiere of Give Me Shelter. Pet Helpers, a non-profit animal shelter based in Charleston, SC, works day and night to help keep animals safe. From disturbing situations to positive outcomes, follow the daily life of a shelter that helps create a better community and serves as a powerful reminder of why giving back is important.

Give Me Shelter airing on Discovery EMEA

‘Animal Cops' combines with ‘From Underdog To Wonderdog' to tell the incredible story of the ‘no kill' Pet Helpers Animal Rescue Shelter in Charleston, South Carolina. ‘Give Me Shelter' is a show about compassion and courage in the face of callousness and casual cruelty inflicted to abandoned and mistreated animals. These incredible helpers will do all they can to prevent these poor creatures being put down. Highlighting just how much good people can do, even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, ‘Give Me Shelter' is a show about the hero that resides in each of us.

Discovery Channel reality series 'Give Me Shelter' to focus on Pet Helpers

Local adoption center and spay/neuter clinic Pet Helpers will be featured in a Discovery Channel reality series called "Give Me Shelter," set to air in the spring. Local company Palmetto Coast Media is producing the series, which follows Pet Helpers staff as they "rescue animals from around the state, trap, neuter and release feral cats, perform life-saving surgeries and build fences for previously chained dogs throughout the Lowcountry." "I have lived near Pet Helpers for eight years and watched it grow from a small house to a larger facility," Jessie Anderson-Berens, director and producer of "Give Me Shelter," said the press release. "It's really exciting to see how much Pet Helpers, a no-kill shelter that operates ... through donations, has accomplished over the years." Anderson-Berens and her team began filming in August 2012, creating two episodes to shop to networks domestically and internationally. They returned to Pet Helpers this month to shoot the remainder of its 13-episode season. The 13-episode season was picked up to air in Japan and across Europe into parts of the Middle East and Africa, according to the release from Pet Helpers. There's no word on when or if the show will be aired locally. For more on the show, go to

Pet Helpers Nabs Reality Show

Pet Helpers is the latest Holy City entity to secure a spot on a reality television show. As the Charleston City Paper first reported, the rescue and adoption center will be the subject of Give Me Shelter, which was produced by local production company Palmetto Coast Media. The Discovery Channel will be broadcasting the show internationally, but sadly, the show has not yet been picked up by a U.S. network. The show should air in foreign markets next spring or summer. The show’s Facebook page says viewers can expect to see rescue runs to save animals, adoption events and the private thoughts of the characters over the course of the series.

Another Local Reality Show?!

From Palmetto Coast Media and Lifesize Entertainment comes, "Give Me Shelter," a TV show about committed animal welfare advocates. The show immerses the viewer into the challenges that Pet Helpers on James Island faces everyday as a “no-kill” animal shelter. I had the pleasure of working with Jessie Anderson-Berens, the owner of Palmetto Coast Media, a locally based production company, before “Give Me Shelter” a couple of years ago.Jessie and I used to work at two separate production companies in Mount Pleasant back in 2010. We didn’t meet until a year later after I left my job to pursue freelance at several companies in Charleston. I eventually met Jessie where I worked for her on a TV show called “Rescue Vet” when she was head video producer of Hollywood SC Studios.