The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is proud to announce that two of their shelter mascots, Pumpkin and Batman, will be featured on National Geographic (Nat Geo) WILD’s Unlikely Animal Friends airing Saturday, May 21st at 8 pm EST.

In September of 2015, the Nat Geo WILD team spent a full day at the shelter filming. Their focus was to show the unlikely friendship between Pumpkin, a FIV-positive cat, and Batman, a Dumbo rat. Aside from their friendship, ORAS hopes to educate the public on FIV-positive cats and promote adopting from local animal shelters.

The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is located on the East end of town at 395 Belgrade Rd, in Oak Ridge and currently holds a no-kill status.

For more information about the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter please visit, or call (865) 425-3423.