Pets firework safety warning

THE Scottish SPCA is warning that fireworks can have a serious impact on the welfare of domestic, farm and wild animals.

Saturday, 27th October 2012, 1:09 pm

The charity is also urging anyone holding firework displays to be careful and considerate to help avoid any animals coming to harm.

Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “The current legal noise limit for a firework is 120 decibels. A typical pneumatic drill measures around 100 decibels and people are advised to wear ear protectors when exposed to anything above 80 decibels.

“A dog’s hearing is twice as sensitive as a human’s and a cat’s three times, which means the sudden bang from a firework can be terrifying.

Anyone holding a firework display should warn their neighbours in advance so they can make adequate provisions for their pets.”