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Keep your pets safe

Protect your animals

Although fireworks are fun for us, they are not fun for animals. Most animals get very scared by the lights and noise, so you should take precautions to protect your pets during the times of the year when fireworks are likely to be set off.

The animal charity Blue Cross say that the best thing you can do is to keep your pets indoors. This includes bringing in pets that are normally kept outside, such as rabbits or guinea pigs.

Close all of your windows and doors and try to drown out the noise as much as possible. And make sure that cats and dogs have name tags on them in case the noise scares them and they run off.

Firework curfew

Recent changes to the law mean that fireworks can't be set off between 11pm and 7am (apart from on 5 November, New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali, when the curfew beginsĀ at 1am).

Hopefully, this curfew will keep to a minimum the times when animals and people are disturbed by fireworks.

Misuse of fireworks

To report misuse of fireworks call your local police (Cornwall and Devon) by dialling 101 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further information

Blue Cross website - Fireworks and pets

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