Hope for Wildlife, Season One
One thousand lives. One last chance.
There’s always Hope. Hope for Wildlife is a unique wildlife rehab center on Canada’s east coast. Hope Swinimer and her team rescue, rehabilitate and release more than one thousand injured and orphaned animals each year. This documentary series captures the devotion of veterinarians, volunteers and staff struggling to save every animal they can. (13 episodes)
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Episode 1: A NEW HOPE
Wildlife rehab isn’t always pretty and takes an army of volunteers; Hope releases her deer but one little fawn isn’t ready for the wild.
Episode 2: GALA
The spring baby boom arrives early delivering a baby owl, hoards of raccoons and an injured eagle on Hope’s doorstep as she scrambles to prepare for a big fundraiser.
Episode 3: OUTFOXED
Hope and her team are on a rescue mission for some orphaned fox pups and she’s forced to make a tough decision about an owl that could be carrying a disease deadly to humans.
Episode 4: CHASE THE SEAL
Everyone adores the newest arrival at Hope for Wildlife but Hope fears her love for this seal will end in heartbreak.
Episode 5: FOXES IN THE HENHOUSE
Hope fights to save a dozen tiny chicks trapped in their shells as Kim searches for more fox pups left orphaned and alone.
Episode 6: ESTER THE MOOSE
Hope’s first moose arrives under mysterious circumstances but she must cut through the red tape to save it as spring’s first fawns flood the rehab.
Episode 7: COPPER
A little fox with big health problems needs multiple surgeries; four raptors leave Hope for Wildlife – but only two return to the wild.
Episode 8: OUTBREAK: PART ONE
One long-term patient takes an important step toward recovery but a mysterious illness sweeps the rehab killing dozens of other animals, endangering hundreds more.
Episode 9: OUTBREAK PART TWO
Hope takes drastic measures and makes heart-wrenching decisions to prevent the spread of the outbreak across the rehab.
Episode 10: A BRIGHT SPOT
A behind-the-scenes look at the care of creatures at Hope for Wildlife; one pesky patient refuses to leave the rehab.
Episode 11: SAYING GOODBYE
Hope says goodbye to two of her most celebrated patients and her volunteers grapple with the grim reality of wildlife rehabilitation.
Episode 12: OPEN HOUSE
Hope releases dozens of rehabilitated patients in preparation for her big event and two volunteers discover just how wild wildlife can get as a violent storm threatens to ruin everything.
Episode 13: DEERLY BELOVED
Doctor Barry ties the knot, another eagle undergoes life-or-death surgery and Hope’s year comes full circle as she releases the deer that arrived as tiny spring fawns.