Pet own­ers fear­ing fire­works night

Lennox Herald - - LENNOX VIEW -

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.

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