American Strays The Series - Tracking Dogs In Detroit Starring Familiar Animal Cops Debuts April 2!

The media non profit World Animal Awareness Society produced ground-breaking series American Strays dives deeply into the question; "How many stray dogs are on the streets of Detroit?" Distributed by Meredith Media & Earth-Touch backed
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BURBANK, Calif. - March 28, 2013 - PRLog -- American Strays the series, debuting 3:00PM Tuesday April 2, 2013 will offer the viewer a "You Are There" experience as World Animal Awareness Society cameras follow the dogs and people who love and care for them in the decaying yet always morphing, financially crippled city of Detroit, Michigan.

Challenged with the popular notion that more than 50,000 stray dogs roam the city streets and are a nuisance and health hazard, "Rogue" animal rescues & welfare activists have stepped in defiantly to try and solve the immediate crisis at hand.  All while the WA2S gives you front lines coverage of just what takes place in this emotionally charged atmosphere.

After 2 years of continuous filming while conducting a scientific canine census - counting all the dogs within the city of Detroit, American Strays the series focuses on the humans that are working the issue.  "American Strays the series is about the people and the complexities of this world-wide issue, stray dogs.  It is about what we discovered deep within this dynamically changing city over and over.  The upcoming 'American Strays Feature Documentary' will focus on the science of the count, and why this is important for different reasons to communities the world over." Stated award-winning filmmaker Tom McPhee, Executive Director of the World Animal Awareness Society, the Producer & Director of the American Strays project.  "This series, nearly 40 episodes, will focus on the extraordinary stories we uncovered while counting dogs.  We are still counting dogs to this day and expect to initiate an annual "National" canine census from the American Strays project, providing a detailed toolbox for all stakeholders and NGO's working this issue - to assist their organizations around their specific, local issues.  American Strays is important because it addresses the problems encountered with a local, national, and international perspective and aims to provide bullet proof evidence and relevant tools to fix the problems."

Captained by "Animal Cop Debby MacDonald" and familiar investigative partner Mark Ramos of the Michigan Humane Society, the viewer will witness the inner workings of present day animal rescue in Detroit by those on the front lines.  Many episodes will also include newcomer and Detroit Dog Rescue founder; Rapper, Daniel "HUSH Carlisle who has pushed the notion that between 50,000 and 100,000 stray dogs roam the city on any given day, a number frequently trumpeted in national main-stream media like Rolling Stone Magazine, on Robin Young's Here & Now public radio show and the intense coverage by NBC Nightly News winning the producer a journalistic award for the coverage.  American Strays gives you deeper insight into the issues and relationships over any other coverage to date.  All while the city financially fails, becoming something else.

American Strays teaser from the World Animal Awareness Society

Driving the pace of each episode is music collectively representing more than an albums worth of magic from impresario MOBY.  Donating more than a dozen tracks to American Strays the series, including the tunes: 'Summer', 'Go Awry', 'Gimme Some', 'Stabbings', 'Sorting It Out' amongst many others featured in the body of each episode.  Anchoring every episode is our closing title track, 'Get Right With God' donated by Lucinda Williams and her husband / manager / band-mate Tom Overby.

MaxAnimal's Patrick Amori stated, "I love American Strays! The very gritty reality feel when they find the dogs, hard cuts, camera finding focus, all aspects that make for good honest programs!  MaxAnimal is thrilled to be partnered with The World Animal Awareness Society as their distribution partner for this acclaimed series - American Strays.  MaxAnimal has quickly become one of the most popular video destinations for undiscovered, yet critically important stories about our animal kingdom, American Strays underscores our commitment to quality programming"

And Tom McPhee offered, "We have a solid partner in MaxAnimal giving American Strays the greatest possible exposure around the globe, we could not be happier, it is a win-win deal!"

American Strays, debuting world-wide April 2, 2013 at 3:00PM everywhere!

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The was created specifically to focus a lens on ourselves, to help humans see beyond what we look toward and hone in on where we look from. Let us embark upon a journey of discovery as we explore the ways humans and non-human animals interact the world over, together.

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