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Our pets’ enhanced senses mean they can find the loud noises and bright flashes from fireworks overwhelming, which can lead to severe anxiety and trauma.
It is safer, better for the environment and often less expensive to attend organised public firework displays.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received 1,100 calls between 3.30pm and 11.30 pm on Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
““The report’s recommendations are a welcome step towards positive and much-needed change in fireworks controls in Scotland.”
“This is a story about fireworks.”
Martin Blunden, Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer, has urged the public to ‘take greater care’ this year if they are intending to have fireworks in their gardens this Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards has produced safety tips on how to use fireworks responsibly to protect people and animals from harm.
Bobby, a Border Collie from Sheddocksley in Aberdeen, ended up missing for over 24 hours after being spooked by fireworks when out walking.
The Scottish public want to see tighter controls on the use and sale of fireworks. Control over the sale of fireworks is reserved to the UK Parliament.