NSPCA pleads with public to refrain from using fireworks tonight

VAAL TRIANGLE - The NSPCA this morning issued an urgent plea to the public to please refrain from making use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. The society said in a statement that fireworks have an adverse effect on animals, causing many animals, including wildlife, to become panicked and displaced. It said the use of lanterns is also not recommended due to the aftermath where animals get trapped in the wires, etc. The SPCA urged pet owners to be proactive in preparing to protect their pets from the effects of fireworks. It asked South Africans to please be prepared to help animals who may get lost or injured while trying to escape from the fireworks. The SPCA says it is open 24/7 to admit unwanted or stray animals, as well as deal with emergencies. Earlier, the SPCA Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark issued a notice saying their phone lines are down, but that they can still be contacted directly on 083 292 5862.

Follow the link for the SPCA Guide to Fireworks Laws and Regulations:…/…/2021/11/Fireworks-English.pdf PHOTOS: (SPCA)

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