Classic FM to air programmes for pets and owners

Classic FM’s Pet Sounds is returning this year to help anxious pets and their owners during the fireworks season.

The feature, now in its third year, is hosted by weekend presenter and dog-owner Bill Turnbull.

It will air on Guy Fawkes Night, Thursday 5th November, with a second programme on Saturday 7th November.

Bill says he will play a selection of soothing and relaxing music, specially curated to help calm the nerves of the nation’s pets. There will also be dedications to listeners’ pets and advice from the RSPCA for any owners looking to reassure their animals.

Bill Turnbull said: “While fireworks season will be very different this year without the major events, many pets will still be scared by the smaller fireworks displays in gardens. I’m thrilled to host Classic FM’s Pet Sounds again, which will relax even the most terrified cats and dogs this November.

“Since the programme launched in 2018, we have had the most incredible response, with hundreds of messages from listeners who have found Classic FM to be the perfect sanctuary during this stressful time. I can’t wait to welcome back our furry fans and hopefully comfort some new ones, as we play the best soothing and calming music. It’s one of my favourite evenings of the year.”

Classic FM’s Pet Sounds with Bill Turnbull will be broadcast on Thursday 5 November, 7pm to 10pm and on Saturday 7 November, 7pm to 9pm.