Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Keeping your animals safe this Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is just around the corner, and while there are lots of fantastic fireworks displays planned around the constituency in the coming days, it is important to bear in mind the damaging impact such displays can have on pets, livestock and wildlife.

Every year the RSPCA receives hundred of calls from concerned animal lovers about the effect of fireworks on animals’ health. This year they have produced a list of ways you can help to reduce the chances of fireworks frightening your pets and animals. It is advised that you go to an organised firework event, rather than holding your own celebration, as this will reduce the overall number of displays taking place. However if you do want to hold your own celebration please do only let off fireworks on the traditional dates and let your neighbours know in advance. You can also buy low-noise fireworks to reduce the fear and stress caused to animals. 

To find out more about fireworks and animal safety visit here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/general/fireworks