Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Hounds Wave radio station for dogs

Hound Waves radio aims to raise awareness among dog owners of the dangers of lungworm

A radio station for dogs and dog lovers will run for 24 hours on March 7 as part of a Be Lungworm Aware campaign.

Hounds Waves radio is backed by charities such the Blue Cross, Hounds for Heroes, The Retired Greyhound Trust, Wood Green - The Animals Charity and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Celebrities backing the campaign include Martine McCutcheon, Huey Morgan and Sean Hughes.

It will feature "dog-umentaries", fashion tips for pooches, live link-ups to Crufts and advice for dog owners such as keeping their pets happy, healthy and safe.

Programmes will also include hourly dog related news bulletins focused on the lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum as well as slots dedicated to pet owner problems featuring the Canine Angel as Hound Waves agony aunt; pet finance; health and sport.

The station will be streamed on the Bayer Jungle for Pets Facebook page - www.facebook.com/jungleforpets and the Lungworm website - lungworm.co.uk. It hopes to raise awareness of potentially fatal lungworm and urge pet owners to act on the threat it poses to dogs.

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