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ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS “SURVIVING HARVEY: ANIMALS AFTER THE STORM” PROFILING HEROIC ANIMAL RESCUES DURING HURRICANE HARVEY Featured

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Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm Premieres on Saturday, September 9at 8PM ET/PT

Hurricane Harvey is one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in US history. Floodwaters from the storm have engulfed entire Texas cities leaving thousands of people and animals displaced and homeless. Animal Planet’s Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm will chronicle the heroic efforts of rescuers and volunteers who lend a helping hand to the animals displaced by the recent storm. Witness the daring rescues, dramatic reunions and inspiring adoptions that leave hope after Harvey, Saturday, September 9th at 8PM ET/PT.

“We are pleased to bring the stories from Hurricane Harvey that profile the incredible efforts being made on behalf of the animals in harms way,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet. “We hope our special helps to also promote continued contributions to the organizations working tirelessly to rescue and shelter the animals.”

By presenting moving stories of animals who have been impacted by the hurricane, the hope is that viewers will be inspired to support the efforts of the non-profit organization, Austin Pets Alive, which has dedicated itself to the cause and already evacuated over hundreds of animals to safety. To help with animal rescue efforts in Houston, please text ANIMALS to 707070 to make a donation.

Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm is produced for Animal Planet by Peacock Productions. For Peacock, Knute Walker is SVP and Executive Producer and Elizabeth Fischer is Executive Producer. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is Executive Producer and Candice Allgood is Production Coordinator.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series and special programming dedicated to animals and the natural world that includes RIVER MONSTERS, DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, TANKED, TREEHOUSE MASTERS, THE VET LIFE, THE ZOO and PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV event on Super Bowl Sunday. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for all things animal, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality content across all Animal Planet platforms including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 90 million homes in the U.S., that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for animal lovers and pet owners; the Animal Planet Go app that allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime anywhere; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access via live cameras around the globe in a variety of animal habitats; Animal Planet Social including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @AnimalPlanet.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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