Pet emergency care provider, Vets Now, are calling for fireworks to be banned from public sale.\u00a0\r\n\r\nWith bonfire night and Diwali being days away, seniors at Vet Now are urging the government to change the law amind concern that pets are being put at risk. The call stems from Sainsbury\u2019s decision to stop selling fireworks from all of its 2,300 stores.\r\n\r\nStatistics from Vets Now found, 96% of over 7000 respondents said they would support tighter controls on fireworks while 73% said their pets were scared of the noise fireworks created.\r\n\r\nVets Now\u2019s network of clinics and hospitals regularly treat pets who have been involved in accidents after being spooked by fireworks, including Welsh terrier, Taffy, who \u201cdarted away from his owners onto a busy road\u201d due to being petrified from the noise the fireworks made.\r\n\r\nRobert Lomas, Taffy\u2019s owner, said his dog was dragged under a car and needed emergency veterinary treatment at Vets Now in Manchester to survive the ordeal.\u00a0\r\n\r\nLomas said: \u201cIt was so traumatic. I was really upset and shaken up. I tried to get him into the house, but he was urinating blood and I panicked.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cThe past few years have been an absolute nightmare for fireworks. I\u2019d definitely support moved to restrict sales, license displays and reduce the decibel level.\u201d\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, West Highland terrier Archie, ended up in a \u201cbloodbath\u201d after the stress of fireworks caused an abscess to rupture. Archie was rushed to Vets Now, Ilford, where he was treated.\r\n\r\nArchie\u2019s owner, Anne Jackson, said: \u201cWhat happened to Archie was just awful. He\u2019s been a part of our family since he was eight weeks old, I would hate for any other dog to suffer like he did and anything that can be done to change the law to help protect animals from fireworks gets my support.\u201d\r\n\r\nClinical director at Vets Now, Amanda Boag, who also called on the government to do more to prevent irresponsible use of fireworks, said: \u201cFireworks can be hugely distressing for pets when they\u2019re let off unexpectedly, They are also too noisy and too easily available.\r\n\r\n\u201cTo reduce the distress caused to pets we urgently need a review of fireworks regulations to prevent supermarkets and other retailers from selling them for private use, we\u2019d also like to see their use restricted to licensed public events, which are well publicised in advance, around traditional dates only.\u201d\r\n\r\nSeveral countries, including Ireland, have banned the sale of private-use fireworks because of concerns over their impact on people, pets, livestock and wildlife as one recent consultation by the Scottish Government, found strong support for tighter controls and restrictions, with most people wanting fireworks used only at organised displays.\r\n\r\nFounder of FAB Firework Abandonment, Julie Doorne, has been campaigning for tougher laws on fireworks for over four years. She said: \u201cI\u2019m delighted Vets Now has joined us in calling for much stricter legislation on fireworks.\r\n\r\n"The existing law does not protect animals or vulnerable people. We are sick and tired of seeing and hearing stories about animals and people suffering because of the use of fireworks.\u201d\r\n\r\nShe added: "It is high time the government and MPs listened to the people on this issue and urgently reviewed firework regulations. It is the only way to prevent any needless distress or suffering."