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Justin Kirk talks 'special relationships' with rescue pets on 'Animal Practice'

No animals were harmed in the making of "Animal Practice," the wacky new NBC series starring Justin Kirk, who dropped by TODAY on Wednesday to explain further.

"Most of our dog and cats are rescue," said the actor, who recently ended his run on "Weeds." "And all the animal folks that work on the show have devoted their lives to these animals and live with them 24/7. And Crystal, the monkey ... her handler Tom -- it is one of the most unique, intimate, special relationships of any two creatures I've ever seen."

Be sure to check out the videos for more -- and watch "Animal Practice" on NBC Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

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