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Firework Season

By 24th October 2016News
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It’s that time of year again, FIREWORKS and dogs – keeping them safe and ‘Lost Dog Information’

The loud noises & dramatic flare of fireworks can be very frightening for dogs & many more go missing at this time of year. If animals are scared their automatic response is to flee, or hide in the hope that whatever frightened them goes away. So it’s important to make sure your dog can be identified if they do run off with ID tags with your telephone number on (mobile number too) and microchipping. There are things you can do to minimise the risk & the stress. Make sure your house is escape-proof by keeping doors & windows shut & check your gates are closed properly. Provide them with somewhere to hide where they feel safe. If your dog is accustomed to using a crate, cover it & leave it open with blankets inside. Other preventative measures are to try & walk them earlier in the evening or afternoon before the fireworks start. Put calming music or the television on in the house to sound out the loud bangs, close curtains to help drown out noise. If you need to let your dog in the garden whilst fireworks are going off stay with your dog & attach a lead to avoid them running off. Remember too that dogs can pick up on human stress so stay calm. There are also therapies & plug ins you can buy if needed. If you do lose your dog here are some useful numbers, contacts and help…

(IF YOU FIND A DOG – please use the same contacts below).
North Wales Dog Warden and Appointed Kennels Info, check with all kennels & wardens

ANGLESEY COUNCIL WARDEN  01248 75 28 20
Appointed kennels are: Nant y Corn, Abergele – 01745 824646 OR 07833 653350
Anglesey pet clinic hold strays until the kennels are open.

CONWY COUNCIL WARDEN 01492 575222 Normal working hours (9.00am to 5pm)
out of hours council number (01492) 515777 or contact appointed kennels direct between the hours of (after office hours & up to 10pm Monday to Friday & from 10am to 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays)
Appointed kennels are Nant y Corn, Abergele 01745 824646 OR 07833 653350

DENBIGHSHIRE COUNCIL WARDEN –  * 01824 706101 for Welsh line dial 01824 706100: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm
* 0300 123 30 68: evenings until 10pm, weekends and bank holidays
Appointed kennels are North Clwyd Animal Rescue 01745 560546
You can also report a stray dog online via … https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/…/report-a-dog-related-issu…

FLINTSHIRE COUNCIL WARDEN 01352 701234  available between 9am and 5pm (Monday to Friday).
Outside of these hours & at weekends call 0845 373 3665.
Appointed kennels are North Clwyd Animal Rescue 01745 560546 (available until 10pm for dropping off)

GWYNEDD COUNCIL WARDEN
 01766 771000 08:30 – 16:00, Monday – Friday
Appointed kennels & out of hours contact:
Available between 18:00 and 22:00, Monday – Friday, and between 09:00 &21:00 on weekends.
Aber Falls Kennels, Abergwyngregyn – 01248 680769
Hengwrt Kennels, Dolgellau – 01341 422597

WREXHAM COUNCIL WARDEN 01978 29 89 89 out of hours 01978 29 20 55
Appointed kennels/out of hours are Acorn Kennels 01948 662 931

It’s advisable to check neighbouring authorities especially if you live near the borders.

Please be courteous & call in advance of dropping off stray dogs.
Remember that the appointed kennels are private kennels who the councils sub contract to look after our strays.

There are also groups on Facebook and Twitter which you can share your lost or found dogs on, please upload a photo as soon as possible

For extra info please also refer to your local council websites & search stray dogs

For more information  click on the links below:

Dog advice

Cat advice

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About Nicky Owen

I work for North Clwyd Animal Rescue as the Media & Fundraising Manager.