National Geographic show will profile PSPCA task force; Northeast animal crimes expected to make appearance

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will get the small screen treatment next month, and don’t be surprised if the Northeast makes an appearance.

National Geographic’s WILD channel will debut its “Philly Undercover” series Jan. 7, but tickets for a special screening Jan. 5 are on sale now.

The six-part series will go undercover with the PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement officers as they investigate and break up cases of animal hoarding, dog fighting and cockfighting.

“When you go undercover, the risks are huge.  It takes a unique individual — you have to blend in like you’re not even there,” said Chief Investigator George Bengal.

The Northeast had its fair share of run-ins with PSPCA officers this year — dog fighting in Lawncrest and animal hoarding in Wissinoming, Mayfair and Frankford.

Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.  is the sneak preview, and the show will air regularly on Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning Jan. 9.

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