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RSPCA releases heartbreaking images of terrified dog ahead of fireworks night

RSPCA issues advice and warnings to animal owners ahead of November 5.

With many public firework displays, including London, being cancelled and more people than ever attending displays at home or with friends, the RSPCA is concerned for the wellbeing of the nation's animals.

New polling by the charity shows that in 2021 52%* of the UK public will be attending unofficial displays, this compares with 41% in 2020 and 23% in 2019.

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Stanley

Stanley is super sensitive to noise, especially loud noises and fireworks.

Rose

Michelle Sidney, from West Sussex, adopted Rose the Rottweiler from RSPCA Millbrook animal centre in December 2020.

Harley

Nine-year-old rescue Staffie Harley spends hours hiding and trembling during fireworks season.

Fireworks petition backed by 358,000 people handed in to UK Government

RSPCA and the FAB Firework Abatement UK hand in petition today
Fireworks campaigners today handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.

The RSPCA and FAB Firework Abatement UK today visited the Office for Product Safety and Standards in Birmingham with the petition which renews calls for an urgent review into the existing, outdated fireworks regulations in place.

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Fireworks petition

Fireworks campaigners today handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.

Dogs Trust has advice to help dogs frightened of fireworks

Dogs Trust offers advice for owners to minimise suffering for four-legged-friends.

An estimated four million dogs are likely to be showing signs of fear or anxiety this New Year’s Eve, according to Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.

To help make fireworks less stressful for our dogs on New Year’s Eve and beyond, the charity is offering some immediate tips and long-term advice to dog owners available on their website.

1. Walk your dog before dark
2. Make sure your house and garden are secure

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Dogs Trust fireworks advice

Dogs Trust has some tips to help your dog stay calm during fireworks.

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Fireworks Night appeal and advice from Battersea

Autumn can be a difficult time for dogs - the days get shorter, and in the U.K. we have Fireworks Night with loud noises that many dogs find scary. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home would like your help to supply their dogs with rawhide bones to distract them from the fireworks, and they have advice for you too.
 
Dig up a bone for a homeless hound this Fireworks’ Night

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188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

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