JSPCA encourages people to be mindful of pets during bonfire celebrations

  • Michelle Parker from the JSPCA gives some advice and guidance to pet owners

A animal charity is urging islanders to be mindful of animals during this years bonfire celebrations.

The JSPCA are advising pet owners to be weary of animals welfare by monitoring for changes in behaviour during the firework displays across the Channel Islands this weekend (5 to 7 November).

The potential changes in behaviour could include shaking and not being able to eat or sleep.

The charity is also reminding new pet owners to be aware of unexpected reactions that the animals might have with loud noises.

The charity are advising pet owners to:

  • Keep an eye on their animals

  • Keep them inside if possible

  • Distract and occupy them by playing games

  • Make sure they can be identified with collars and name tags