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BBC to focus on National Pet Week events


During National Pet Week 2004 (May 1 to 9) the BBC will be turning the camera on to the nation’s pets and will be running a number of programmes that will feature National Pet Week events. You could be starring in the programme.

Each evening during National Pet Week there will be a 30-minute BBC children’s pet programme linked to the week and its events. BBC is also running a two-part ‘Test Your Pet’ programme during National Pet Week. A team of behaviourists have designed fun tests for pets that people can do at home. The results will provide an insight into the workings of animals’ minds and will be discussed in the second programme. The ‘Test Your Pet’ programme also plans to visit National Pet Week events around the country and to feature pets with special talents.

The production team are looking for family events (with plenty of animals!) as well as those that are a bit different. It does not have to be a huge event.

If you are planning to run an event during the week make sure that you send the details to National Pet Week headquarters for inclusion on the website listing. The BBC producers are selecting events to cover from this list.

Send details of your event to Carole Mendoza, at the National Pet Week Administration Office, 4-6 Peterborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2BQ, or carole@nationalpetweek.org.uk. For more information on the charity and how to get involved www.nationalpetweek.org.uk