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RSPCA launches #BangOutOfOrder campaign

Stress to animals induced by fireworks include shaking for more than a day, not being able to be left alone and fast panting

The RSPCA has announced its new campaign launch after its concerns for the wellbeing of animals ahead of firework night on 5 November.

Over the last five years, the RSPCA revealed it has received 1,621 calls about fireworks and it “fears” this year could be worse if many more people go ahead with displays in their gardens as expected.

The charity said it has written to councils across the country to provide a toolkit to raise awareness of animal welfare during this time of year.

According to the RSPCA, stress to animals induced by fireworks include shaking for more than one day, not being able to be left alone and fast panting.

Carrie Stones, campaigns manager, said: “With unplanned or more spontaneous events in the pipeline this year owners with nervous animals may be worried about the coming weeks.

“There is information on the RSPCA website on how to prepare your pets in advance such as bringing pets inside and providing extra bedding to make a safe haven. We would also advise you to consult your vet if you feel your pet is particularly anxious.”

For more information about the RSPCA’s #BangOutOfOrder campaign visit the website

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