SPCA Guy Fawkes Pet Safety Checklist
Spare a thought for your pets this Guy Fawkes – they can be seriously distressed by the loud noises and bright flashes of fireworks.
Here’s SPCA Auckland’s Guy Fawkes top tips for pet owners:
1. Stay home with your pet –
they’ll be less stressed with someone they trust close by.2. Keep them indoors –
where they won’t see the flashes and the bangs will be muffled. Close doors and windows and draw the curtains.3. Put a collar and registration tag on your dog –
if your dog panics and bolts, it will help rescuers reunite you.4. Move horses and farm animals away from fireworks –
and make sure all fences are secure. Stable horses where possible.
5. Take special care of elderly or nervous pets –
consult your vet for the best advice on keeping them calm.If your animal goes missing, please contact your local vet clinics and SPCA, and register your lost pet at www.petsonthenet.co.nz.
For more information, please visit www.spca.org.nz.