The local non-profit whose mission is to renovate rundown animal shelters made it's national television debut on Saturday night. 

Animal Planet's "Pet Nation Renovation" enlisted the help of Project Pawsitive to help fix up two dilapidated animal shelters.

The first episode of the two-part special featured a shelter named BARK in Ashland, Virginia and it aired Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 p.m. Part two will air later in the fall and the episode will feature Michigan Animal Rescue League in Pontiac, Michigan.

According to a Facebook post by Project Pawsitive, BARK has seen great success from their work and most importantly adoptions are way up thanks to everyone's effforts.

Project Pawsitive We talked with Bob today and the dog park is even better than they could have imagined and used daily. Adoptions are also way up since the renovation and amazing exposure BARK has received. Everyone who worked tirelessly on this project day in and day out came together to make the lives of these shelters animals better and, together, we have surely succeed. Xo

According to, Project Pawsitive to date has helped more than 10,000 animals and has raised more than a $250,000 for rescues and shelters in need.

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