Fireworks Frighten Felines on Australia Day

21 January 2016

Date: 21 Jan 2016

Fireworks Frighten Felines on Australia Day

This Australia Day hundreds of thousands of West Australians will celebrate the day by visiting one of the fantastic fireworks shows around Perth.

However, what is an amazing show for us can be a terrifying nightmare for cats, kittens and other pets in the city.

“Many cats are very frightened during fireworks due to the loud noise and cats really need to be kept inside to avoid them bolting in a panic and getting lost.” Cat Haven’s Marketing Officer, Chandra Woodley said.

“It’s really important to keep your cats and kittens indoors and out of harm’s way during the fireworks this Australia Day” Chandra said “Make sure your cat has a safe place to hide where it is quiet and it feels protected.”

“People who aren’t attending the fireworks can comfort their pet by patting it and talking softly or even turn on the TV or radio to mask the noise.” Chandra added.

Cats that are left outside during the fireworks may become scared and disoriented, and may not be able to find their way home. Sadly Cat Haven has had incidents of cats becoming lost on Australia Day and finding themselves in the shelter in the following days.

Cat Haven has over 300 cats and kittens up for adoption at their shelter and they are having a speci


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