RSPCA NSW Blog
Happy New Year from RSPCA NSW
Thank you for all your support and hard work to improve animal welfare this year. In 2016, around 20,213 animals were rehomed or reunited with their owners in NSW which is just amazing!
We’re on the cusp of a fresh year, but it also means fireworks season is here. With fireworks exploding at a staggering 145-150 decibels, they seem pretty loud to most people. But what about to animals, such as dogs, whose hearing is 10 times more sensitive than humans?
Lend your pet a paw this summer, with these top tips:
1. If you know fireworks are planned, make sure your pet is well exercised and fed before they start.
2. Be close – cuddle and snuggle all the way!
3. Keep your animals inside where it isn’t as loud, shutting the curtains to soften any sudden bursts of light.
4. Leave the TV or music on to help mask the sound.
5. Make sure your pets are wearing ID tags and that their microchip is up to date with your current details.
6. Consider buying a ThunderShirt for your furry friend. Support the RSPCA by purchasing one from World for Pets.
RSPCA NSW is ready to kick off the new year, but our shelters and veterinary hospitals across NSW will be closed during 1-2 January 2017. Our contact centre is open every day for emergencies and animal cruelty reports and can be reached at 1300 278 3589.
In 2017, we promise to keep fighting cruelty and help animals in need. From all of us at RSPCA NSW, Happy New Year!Last modified on