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Fireworks notice for pet owners

Knox Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 9 December will have a fireworks display at Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully. Pet owners living nearby are recommended to prepare their pets to keep them calm and safe.

The fireworks display is scheduled between 10 pm to 10:15 pm.

Loud noises from fireworks displays can easily frighten pets. Out of panic, they may try to run away from the explosive sounds, and injure themselves in the process.

Pet owners are recommended to keep pets indoors before and during the fireworks display. This will prevent pets from hurting themselves outside, and running away from home.

Setting up a quiet area for your pet to rest and play inside, will keep them comfortable and happy. Closing the curtains, playing music, or having the TV on, will help mask the noise from the fireworks.

Further information on pet care during fireworks displays is available on the RSPCA website.

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