1 Get all pets inside before fireworks are set off, including all outdoor caged animals e.g. rabbits
2. Keep all windows and doors shut during a firework display
3. Check out for wildlife/cats hidden in bonfires before they are lit
4. Set off fireworks in open spaces away from bird/animal habitats
5. Keep animals in a room with the curtains closed and the TV or radio on during firework displays
6. Ideally, organise for someone to be inside with your pet during a firework display
7. Have some prescribed sedation to hand if the animal does get stressed – ensure you get advice from the vet on how to administer it
8. Have a vet’s emergency number to hand
9. Keep an eye out for animals wandering around outside during a firework display – they may be disorientated and lost
10. Watch out for unused fireworks the day after Bonfire Night and dispose of them safely- they can make interesting ‘toys’ for curious dogs and cats
The Mayhew Animal Home Wishes You All A Safe Bonfire Night!
Mayhew Animal Home, takes in and cares for abused animals re-homing them with responsible caring owners; preventing unwanted animals, both through the advocacy of neutering and, where appropriate, by lending assistance to existing owners to keep their pets.
Mayhew promotes respect and compassion for animals in all sections of the community through activities, campaigns and education programmes.
The Mayhew sisters founded the Mayhew Animal Home in 1886 “for the benefit of the lost and starving cats and dogs of London”. Today, The activities of The Mayhew go far beyond conventional animal welfare initiatives, and include: an education campaign, outreach work, international programmes and neutering scheme.
For adoption enquiries, you can contact Mayhew Animal Home in London direct on:
020 8969 0178