There’s going to be fireworks!

Love them or hate them they are coming!
We have been made aware that there will be a short spell of fireworks close to the Cricket Club tonight between 8:30pm - 9pm.

 

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

Cats

  • 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

Small animals

  • 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