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.

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.”