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Temecula Nonprofit Spotlighted In Film Featuring Katherine Heigl

All are invited to Tuesday’s family friendly screening.

Canine Support Teams of Temecula has partnered with Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta for a special screening of the Public Broadcasting Service's film Shelter Me narrated by actress Katherine Heigl.

The screening takes place Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Temecula Room of at the hospital, 28062 Baxter Road.

The PBS special, which aired locally earlier this year, celebrates the human-animal bond by showcasing three stories about shelter dogs and the lives they change. Canine Support Teams of Temecula is featured in the show, according to a statement from the non-profit organization that places service dogs with disabled people.

In one story, the film shows how shelter pets help returning war veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder. The filmmakers also go inside a women’s prison, where inmates train shelter dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities. Lastly, viewers see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become beloved family pets.

All are invited to Tuesday’s family friendly screening. In addition to the one-hour film viewing, there will be a Q&A with Canine Support Teams’ Director Carol Roquemore and other staff, service dogs will be on hand, and light refreshments will be served, according to the statement.

For more info on the PBS special, visit www.shelterme.com.

For more information about Canine Support Teams, call 951-301-3625 or visit www.caninesupportteams.org.

NOTE: The room where the screening takes place has a maximum seating capacity of 150. The free event will be first come, first served. Due to fire code, the maximum capacity cannot be exceeded.

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