Bonfire night is just around the corner

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But before you start making your preparations, there are a couple of things you need to remember.

Please check bonfires before lighting them; a hedgehog might be hiding in there.

Firstly, before you light a bonfire, please check for hedgehogs; some of my spikey friends and relatives have had the fright of their lives when what they thought was a safe place to sleep was then set on fire!

This time of year we hedgehogs are looking for a cosy place to hibernate and a pile of leave and sticks is perfect! So, please ask an adult to make a thorough check before setting the bonfire alight.

Secondly, most pets – especially dogs – don’t like fireworks, so please make sure they are inside with the tv or radio on and the curtains closed. The noise of the tv will drown out the sound of the fireworks and the closed curtains will mean your pet can’t see any scary flashes of light outside.

Pretty, but scary!

Plus, make sure your pet has a safe place to hide if he/she needs it. A dark cupboard (under the stairs or in your bedroom) is ideal.

If your pets suffer really badly with fireworks, ask your vet for advice.



I'm Eric. A few years ago I was run over by a lawnmower. I still have nightmares about it now... But I'm much better and very happy roaming around - I just get a bit spooked sometimes. I'm here to tell you lots of important things about the RSPCA and animals and I might even do a few reviews. I hope you enjoy my posts.

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5 Responses to “Bonfire night is just around the corner”

  1. Alice

    Imagine hearing fireworks much louder and not understanding what’s up.
    poor animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Eleanor

    My two dogs are afraid of fireworks i will definitely keep them inside

  3. catz_rock

    We always put music on so my cat can’t hear the fireworks. She does get frightened by them and hides under my bed. Poor pets 🙁

  4. A2117

    Luckily, my dog is not scared of fireworks, but imagine not knowing what they are and why they are happening!

  5. Emma

    I think that I will/would keep my pets inside because they might get scared or frightened then they might run away ):


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