“Wolves and Warriors,” Animal Planet’s new series will reveal a rare glimpse at behind the scences rescue and rehabilitation of wolves, and an intimate look at wolves in an animal rescue center.
The show premieres Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.
The series follows U.S. Navy veteran Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner, the husband and wife team behind Lockwood Animal Rescue Center. LARC is a private sanctuary that rescues wolves and wolf-dog hybrids whose lives are threatened by poachers, illegal breeders and other in other ways.
In the series premiere, Matt and the team travel to rescue a grey wolf named Sadira from a backyard in Oregon, and later await the outcome of her life-or-death medical procedure.
Episodes document high risk rescues and rehabilitation efforts undertaken by Matt and Lorin, who are joined by combat veterans working to overcome the traumas of war.
LARC employs a team of veterans who help rescue and care for the wolves as a way of recovering from the anguish they’ve experienced.
Alongside new members of Matt and Lorin’s team, viewers will learn every wolf’s name and discover that each has its own unique and quirky personality. Viewers also meet the veterans that comprise the LARC team, many of whom hope working at LARC will help them manage their PTSD.
Later this season, LARC assists in the evacuation of a California sanctuary when it’s threatened by wildfire, and combats wolf poaching in the forests of Montana.