Pet owners fearing fireworks night
As bonfire night approaches I am filled with the same dread as most pet owners I know.
With the first few ear piercing bangs starting to intrude on and upset normally peaceful evenings, a reminder of the annual upset and turmoil is brought to the surface.
I have said it before and I will say it again to anyone who will listen - fireworks should be banned outside of organised displays.
On no other time of the year it is acceptable to wander in to your local supermarket and pick up a pint of milk and a box of explosives which, in the wrong hands, could seriously hurt a child, adult or an animal.
I am saddened to say that it simply can not be assumed that all the people who buy and use fireworks will do so responsibly.
And then there is the noise.
Every year household pets have to take medication to relieve the trauma.
Many spend the night cowered in fear as desperate owners try to comfort them.
I would ask everyone to consider this before they buy fireworks this year. Name and address supplied.