Look after your four-legged friends this Bonfire Night

Community Advice and Support
16:50, Thursday, 1st November 2018

As Bonfire Night approaches, we’re urging pet owners not to ignore their four-legged friends. Halloween costumes and the loud bangs and flashes created by fireworks can be exciting for us but very frightening for dogs and other animals. Please plan ahead to keep your dogs and other pets safe.

Petlog, the largest lost and found database for microchipped pets, receive more than double the reports of lost pets during this period than any other time of year.

In case your pet becomes frightened by loud whizzes and bangs, gets spooked and runs away, make sure your pet is microchipped and has a collar and a tag. If they are microchipped, are your details up-to-date so that you can be reunited quickly and easily?

You may wish to consult your local vet regarding various calming products that your pet may benefit from during these events.

If you lose your dog or come across a stray dog, please call our Dog Warden on 01724 297000.​