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New animation helps to calm cats during Fireworks Night

02 November 2017
New animation helps to calm cats during Fireworks Night

New animation aims to calm cats during Fireworks Night

Cats Protection has produced an animation to help keep cats safe during fireworks celebrations.

While fireworks displays are great fun for people, cats can easily become stressed, confused or injured by fireworks.

In addition to the physical damage caused by fireworks, there is the risk of a pet cat running away from home, or suffering behavioural problems such as house soiling.

However, the animation runs owners through a few simple precautions to help keep cats out of harm’s way including:

  • Keeping cats in after dark

  • Securely fastening all external windows and doors

  • Reducing outside lights by having curtains drawn and reducing outside noise by playing soothing music

  • Providing a safe, comfy place in familiar territory where a cat can hide

To view the animation please visit http://bit.ly/2A0U400 and for further cat care advice please visit www.cats.org.uk

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 For more information please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911 or email media.office@cats.org.uk or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

 

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity and helps around 500 cats a day – or 190,000 cats and kittens each year - through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). .
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998.  We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
  4. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk