SOME USEFUL ADVICE TO HELP YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
Walk dogs during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks
Put on some music or the TV to mask the firework sounds
Create a quiet space where your dog or cat can feel in control – and create some hiding places around your home.
Cover up the cages of small animals living outdoors with blankets and tarpaulins so it is soundproofed and hidden - but ensure there is still a small space where they can look out. Put in extra bedding for them to burrow in and if needed, consider bringing them inside. And finally, it isn’t just pets who are affected Protect small animals in your gardens that might nest in bonfires. Build bonfires as close to the time of lighting as possible, and check them thoroughly for animals before lighting. See www.rspca.org.uk/ adviceandwelfare/pets/ general/fireworks