If you want to see a bit of faith that there is some goodness in humanity, you’ll want to check out a new show this Wednesday on PBS. My Bionic Pet tracks down the efforts of some compassionate, superhero humans who have used their imaginations and energy to make the lives of several animals better through prosthetics and other means. Ignoring the old cliché of “putting down” an animal for having a lame limb or otherwise non-life threatening malady, the show recognizes the value of animals’ lives and their contributions to those around them.
My Bionic Pet looks at an alligator with a prosthetic tail, a swan with a prosthetic beak, as well as a pig, a pony and dogs with bionic limbs.
Check out this preview of My Bionic Pet:
What could be better than that? Don’t miss My Bionic Pet, premiering Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Eastern, on PBS.