10 Puppies & Us – a new programme about puppies

This is from Caitlin at RDF television:

puppies-flyerFollowing on from the success of ‘Choose The Right Puppy For You’, the BBC is now making a new show provisionally entitled ’10 Puppies & Us’ that will document the precious early months of bringing a puppy home.

  • Are you thinking about getting a puppy but have no idea which breed would be perfect for you?
  • Hoping to give a home to a rescue puppy?
  • Are you in need of some expert guidance?
  • Or perhaps you’ve already chosen your pup’ and are looking forward to bringing them home.

Whatever stage you’re at – as long as you’re serious about getting a puppy over the next two or three months, we want to hear from you!

If you’re interested please send an email to puppies@rdftelevision.com for an application form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Caitlin Evans | Casting Researcher (Puppies and Us)
RDF Television | The Gloucester Building | Kensington Village | Avonmore Road | London | W14 8RF

For information, contact Caitlin direct.

caitlin.evans@rdftelevision.com | www.rdftelevision.com | www.zodiakmedia.com

CBeebies looking for families with a disabled pet

If you and your child are taking care of a disabled pet, this might interest you:cbeebies

“We are currently working on a 3rd series of a popular Children’s programme called ‘My Pet and Me’ which is shown on CBeebies. The programme focuses on how a child (aged 4-7 years) cares for and interacts with their pet and we are very interested in hearing from adults (Parents, Grandparents, Aunties & Uncles etc.) who along with a child and their pet, would like to get involved in the new series.

We were wondering if your organisation knew of any families in the UK who have disabled pets and would be interesting in applying? If so, please find a suitable flyer attached that will give them more information on the programme and all of the necessary information on how to apply.”

Contact the organisers direct if you want to take part. More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article-take-part-in-a-cbeebies-show

Recruiting for Alan Titchmarsh TV show (UK) – HURRY!

We are currently planning next Tuesday’s (19th Feb) show and would like to do a feature on disabled pets as I’ve managed to book Caffrey the Cat who has two legs to come on so we’re now casting for more pets with disabilities.

Anyone interested in taking part with their pet please get in touch with me on  0207 065 6947 or via emily.mccorry@spungoldtv.com

Emily McCorry

Are we exploiting our pets? Or is it just a bit of fun?

Are we exploiting our pets? Or is it just a bit of fun?.

via Are we exploiting our pets? Or is it just a bit of fun?.

Dogs are pack animals who need to follow a leader. They have worked alongside us for millennia and, as long as they’re well-treated, there seems to be nothing contentious about that. We might baulk a bit at entertainment though. A dancing dog? Is that right? Well – does the dog have a painful ring through its nose? No. Is it dancing because the floor is electrified or its feet are being shot at? Certainly not. Is it showing signs of fear or stress? That’s harder but, for the most part – no, and not in this particular case. If performance takes precedence over the ‘five freedoms’ then there is exploitation – witting or unwitting. If not, then maybe the dog is just having the darndest fun and dreaming of rabbits in top hats when it gets home?

Cats though …

UK TV programme seeking interviewee

This message came to us by email and is reproduced here. If you are interested in taking part in the programme, please make your own enquiries and satisfy yourself that it is what you want to do. The company is not associated with Disabled Animals’ Club in any way and this is not a recommendation. Ask, check, make up your own mind.
My name is Nabeela and I am currently working as a researcher on a Channel 4 religion and ethics series: 4 thought.
4Thought.tv transmits every day after the Channel 4 news.  Each piece is approximately two minutes long and features a person(s) speaking directly to camera. Each week is themed around a news event, anniversary or a issue linked to faith, ethics or religion and includes contributions from well known faces, religious figures, politicians and members of the public.
You can see all the films we’ve made so far at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4thoughttv
In the week commencing the 6th December we will be transmitting a week of programmes around the theme of ‘Animal Rights’. I came across your organisation when researching animals who use special equipment to get about. Really keen to talk to a pet owner who uses such products
Just in terms of logistics, filming will be taking place in a studio in Kentish Town in North London between the 10th – 12th November. We would require around an hour to film and would, of course, arrange all transport to and from the filming location.
If you have any further questions of queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. The best way to contact me by email is at nabeela@waddellmedia.com telephone 07507 535 303
Nabeela
Nabeela Zahir
Researcher ‘4Thought.tv’