We would like to make all pet owners in the village aware of the fireworks.
Please make sure all pets are safe inside.
How to calm dogs during fireworks
- Walk them 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 tv to mask the firework sounds
- Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
- Create some hiding places around your home
- Provide hiding places in your home
- Cats can become more stressed if they're outside during fireworks
- Microchip your cats in case they're startled and escape outside
- Partly cover outside cages and pens with blankets so an area is soundproofed and hidden, but allow another area for the animals to look out
- Provide bedding small animals can burrow in
- Consider bringing them indoors - this will need to be done gradually so plan ahead
Keeping horses safe during fireworks
It's not just animals in the home that can be scared of fireworks - horses can be too.
- Check locally to see if there are going to be any firework displays in your area
- Where possible - tell the organisers of firework displays that horses are nearby and ask them to set off their fireworks in the opposite direction.
Information courtesy of www.rspca.org.uk