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  Pet warning as firework night looms
Updated 03 November 2001, 15.20
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People have been asked to take extra care of their pets after a cat died in a firework attack.

The RSPCA said it was horrified by the number of animals which are injured around firework night each year - and most of them could be avoided if people took a few precautions.

But some animals, like the cat Jay, were the victim of cruel people who hurt them on purpose.

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It is thought someone tied a firework to Jay's tail and he had to be put down.

Follow these simple rules to keep your pets safe:

  • Never light fireworks near animals
  • Keep all pets indoors after dark
  • Move rabbits and outdoor pets to a garage or shed
  • Keep curtains closed and disguise the noise by keeping the TV on
  • Remember to check under bonfires for hedgehogs


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