As a difficult year for everyone comes to a close, here at Blue Cross we understand people will be wanting to celebrate new hope for 2021 this winter.
For some, that might include letting off their own fireworks in back gardens.
However, we are asking people to think about our pets this New Year’s Eve and resist the temptation to set off loud fireworks, which terrify our four-legged friends.
Blue Cross has asked the questions and the British public has told us:
- Most people (70%) think fireworks should be banned in the UK – except for at organised or licensed events
- More than two thirds (70%) of dog or cat owners are concerned about their pet’s welfare this firework season
- And worryingly, nearly half (43%) of people noticed an increase in garden fireworks on Bonfire Night and the surrounding days this year
This is why we are asking YOU to consider buying silent fireworks this year – or, even better, not letting them off at all and seeing in the New Year another way.
Find more information on how to keep your pet calm and you may like to print off posters below asking people to be considerate to animals this New Year’s Eve.