Fireworks advice and poster

We know that Firework Night happens on Monday November 5th and Diwali on Sunday 27th October this year; but it is becoming more and more apparent that we need to be aware of the Firework risks to our animals for much longer periods of time.
As soon as the Fireworks go on sale in the shops, people will be letting them off – Pet owners need to be ON ALERT!
PLEASE bear this in mind when walking your dogs, when letting them out in the garden and in the house too.
Whilst we wouldn’t want to tell you how to look after your own pets; please consider the following – all things that could help avoid the situations that we see so often at this time of year.
• If you normally let your dogs off the lead when out, perhaps think twice
• Walk dog during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
• Take your dog out into the garden on a lead, even if you think your garden is secure
• Provide your dogs with a safe retreat if they show signs of fear; a crate or somewhere that they can feel secure
• Try not to leave them on their own if you can possibly help it during fireworks
• Make sure that your dog’s chip details are up to date; is wearing a properly fitting collar with an ID Tag on
• Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks; mask with music or tv
Unfortunately, we have a little dog lost currently in West London, Hugo, a Puggle ran off whilst out walking in Cranford Park when a firework was let off in broad daylight!!

Unfortunately one of many we will see over the next couple of weeks – Please don’t let any of these be yours!! 
Obviously the same applies to Cats and other Pets – please help to keep them all safe.

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