It’s firework night, and while fireworks are very pretty and can be lots of fun, they’re VERY dangerous. They can also cause lots of distress, especially to wild and domesticated animals.
My dog, Indy, is TERRIFIED of fireworks. We keep her in and she spends the night barking so we have to turn the radio up REALLY loud to try and mask the bangs. If you’re celebrating with fireworks then PLEASE follow these simple rules.
1.) NEVER play with fireworks.
2.) NEVER carry them in your pocket.
3.) Let an adult light them.
4.) Use a torch to read the labels and not a candle or naked flame.
5.) Hold sparklers at arms length.
6.) KEEP YOUR PETS INDOORS.
7.) Check that there are no sleepy animals, like HEDGEHOGS hiding in your bonfire BEFORE you light it.
And finally, a BIG ask…if everyone could celebrate on the 5th, or as close to as possible, instead of celebrating the event for weeks before and after, it would make life a lot happier for those people and animals who find fireworks distressing.
What are you doing for Firework Night? Will you be cowering indoors or outside, seeing stars?