Keep pets fear free during the fireworks
FIREWORKS are enjoyed yearround by people but can be a source of fear for many animals. It doesn’t have to be that way though, so don’t ignore the problem. Seek advice from your vet if necessary.
Top tips to make firework celebrations less frightening for your pet.
Keep cats and dogs secure
Make sure your dog or cat always has somewhere to hide if he or she wants to and has access to this place at all times.
During firework seasons, walk dogs during daylight hours and keep cats and dogs indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off.
At nightfall close windows and curtains and put on music to mask and muffle the sound of fireworks.
It’s fine to comfort your pet if it helps them relax, or leave them alone unless you think they will harm themselves.
Never punish your pets when they’re scared as this will only makes things worse in the long run.
Make sure your cat or dog is always kept in a safe and secure environment
Have your pet microchipped in case they do escape. Our clinic does do micro chipping for more information please contact them on 01895 270 926
Don’t forget small animals
If your pets live outside, partly cover cages, pens and aviaries with blankets so that one area is well soundproofed. Make sure that your pet is still able to look out.
Provide lots of extra bedding so your pet has something to burrow in.
We are in need of sheets, towels and dog toys for the animals. Any donation is greatly appreciated and can make such a difference.
LOOKING FOR A HOME: Laura was found by a canal with her three kittens who she has raised in our care. Her offspring have now found new homes and it is Laura’s turn to find happiness in a new life.
This beautiful girl is two years old, affectionate in nature and quite a little character. She can be pretty vocal at times and has an incredible purr!. Laura would prefer a family home with no other cats but may live with a dog. Do you have the purrrfect home to offer Laura?
Peggy came into us with another cat that she wasn’t very enamoured with, so is now being re-homed separately.
She is a very pretty lady albeit a little sassy! Peggy loves to strut around and do her own thing, but she also loves the company and attention from people.
As she can be a little pushy with her affection, Peggy would be best suited to a home without other cats or young children, however she could be homed with a dog that doesn’t mind sharing their home with a cat. Peggy would love to find her happily-ever-after home could that be with you?
If you think you can offer one of our animals a loving home then please ring RSPCA Hillingdon Branch on 01895 833417 or visit our website www. rspcahillingdonclinic.org. uk to download an application form
RSPCA Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston & District Branch.
SASSY: Peggy, above and Laura, left, are in need of new homes