Animal Planet and the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have teamed up for the newest animal welfare reality series as part of the ever-popular Animal Cops brand. Animal Cops: Philadelphia follows the work of the Pennsylvania SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement team as they investigate cases of animal cruelty; rescue sick and abused animals and fight for justice on their behalf.

The Pennsylvania SPCA's humane law enforcement officers cover an area of over 46,000 square miles from their headquarters in Philadelphia. The six officers with full police powers and six agent trainees are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week protecting the city's one and a half million pets.

The officers are backed up by a dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians at the SPCA shelter hospital. With a committed animal behaviourist team they provide a second chance for injured, neglected or traumatized animals that have no other hope of receiving much-needed medical attention.

Animal Cops: Philadelphia - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-07-16

Animal Cops: Philadelphia - Animal Cops: Detroit - Netflix

Animal Cops: Detroit is a one-hour American reality television series that premiered in 2002 on Animal Planet. It takes place in Detroit, Michigan, home of the Michigan Humane Society (MHS), and focuses on the exploits of five animal cruelty field agents and the staff physicians and animal evaluators at the MHS. The series is one of Animal Planet's top-rated shows; it is part of an “umbrella rotation” of shows known collectively as “Animal Planet Heroes”.

Animal Cops: Philadelphia - History - Netflix

The series premiered in 2002 and followed the cases investigated by a quartet of MHS cruelty investigators, Mark Ramos and Debby MacDonald (on the city's west side) and Shawn Hairston and Keven Jones (on the city's east side). Jones left the MHS during the show's first season and was replaced by former rescue driver Mike Dowe Jr., who became Hairston's partner. Another rescue driver, David McLeod, joined the team in 2004 as an investigator. MHS Dispatcher Max Sharpe sometimes fills in for agents on rescue calls or goes out into the field when especially large teams are needed. The hospital staff includes doctors Sherine Cece and Patricia Madsen, as well as evaluator Jan Ramos and several other technicians and evaluators. Actor John Lurie narrated most of the early episodes. He has since been replaced by voice actor Rodd Houston beginning in 2004. First-run production ended in 2006, though the show continues to be shown in reruns as part of the Animal Planet Heroes umbrella.

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