are there to find out if these accusations are true, or if it is all just smoke and mirrors. They then head to the bayous of Louisiana to meet Jim and Donita Clark, who are evading local authorities while housing four capuchin monkeys in their RV. Ironically, their Louisiana home was designed to house the monkeys properly, but as Alison and Donald discover, there is more to the story of the Clarks than meets the eye.
Animal Intervention: Mama’s Boys
Premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Donald and Alison head to upstate New York and visit the home of John Palmer, whose dream of operating a roadside zoo with his family is in jeopardy. Legal troubles and health issues have put financial strain on the family and their ability to care for their bobcats, macaques and mountain lion. Our hosts then head to central Ohio, where lax laws have created a massive exotic animal trade. They visit a home for big cats whose owner/operator Angela Harter has taken on the responsibility of caring for unwanted tigers, bears, wolves and lions that became bothersome to their owners. But Angela’s heart is larger than her property and resources. With vet bills over $100,000, Angela resorts to selling all of her worldly possessions, including her grandmother’s jewelry, to care for these animals. Alison and Donald check the condition of the animals and offer suggestions to help relieve the Palmers’ and Angela’s overwhelming situations.
Animal Intervention: Dances With Bears
Premieres Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Alison and Donald travel to Wynnewood, Okla., to meet Joe Schreibvogel, better known as “Joe Exotic.” Joe has been under the magnifying glass for his practice of taking tiger cubs away from their mothers and allowing the public to interact with them, and for his extensive, often bizarre breeding program. Donald and Alison hope they can convince Joe to stop some of the more controversial behavior at his park. They then visit a Cherokee reservation in North Carolina to get a firsthand look at a controversial “bear zoo.” One of the most recognized critics is longtime “The Price Is Right” host Bob Barker, a well-documented animal activist. Bob attempted to visit the Cherokee bear zoo himself to help the bears, but was told he was not welcome on the property.
Animal Intervention: Tigers on the Strip
Premieres Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Alison and Donald journey to Pahrump, Nev., a remote town where the laws are sparse and the locals prefer to be left alone. They confront tiger owner Karl Mitchell about his dangerous practice of allowing “VIP” visitors to get up close and personal with his big cats. However, convincing Karl that he’s doing anything wrong may lead to a volatile situation. Karl has clearly stat