“Pet Pals TV,” the syndicated Indianapolis based television show about caring for critters and responsible pet ownership, will be shown at an earlier time slot beginning Jan. 5. It’s moving from 10:30 a.m. Saturdays to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays on WNDY-TV.
Hosts Patty Spitler, Paul Poteet, and Louie the Bernese Mountain Dog offer survival stories, advice for pet parents and feature homeless pets in need of adoption.
"I'm thrilled with an earlier time slot for Indy. Now, we can all enjoy it before heading out for our daily chores!"
Spitler, Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter and news anchor for WISH-TV (8) for 23 years until her retirement in 2005, appears on WISH daybreak news Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as Thursdays on “IndyStyle” to promote the show.
"We need to take care of our pets for life! They are our companion animals, they give us everything from joy to helping us navigate in our world. They are not disposable. " says Spitler.
Poteet, who is the weatherman for The Indianapolis Star and WISH-TV, says, "Our stories celebrate the amazing bond between pets and people. It's a connection that enriches our lives."
Dr. Cathy Alinovi, nationally-known veterinarian, answers questions from pet parents each week, touching on topics such as heartworm treatment, allergies and good nutrition.
“Pet Pals TV” has been on the air since 2009. In October 2011 it began its run on WNDY and has expanded to seven other states. It is an independent production of INDY Audio Visual Productions in Indianapolis.