NATIONAL pet charity Blue Cross is once again urging people to consider the devastating effect fireworks can have on animals and people, and to be sensitive to their neighbours this New Year’s Eve.

We know only too well the fear and distress fireworks cause to animals, with owners reporting their pets being affected - trembling, panting, drooling and being too frightened to leave the house for days after.

We’d urge people to stick to sparklers during their celebrations this year, for the sake of animals and people.

If this really isn’t possible, then opt for low noise fireworks and please let your neighbours and the community know in advance – this allows some preparation for those people and animals that are particularly vulnerable and frightened.


Animal behaviourist, Blue Cross pet charity