Letter from Amanzimtoti SPCA

2016-10-26 06:00
This little guy is available for adoption, and with ears like that, he needs to be kept somewhere safe this weekend.  Photo: stacey wall

This little guy is available for adoption, and with ears like that, he needs to be kept somewhere safe this weekend. Photo: stacey wall

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IT is at this time of year that many community members celebrate the Bringing in of the Light, and these festivities focus around the use of fireworks.

Thank goodness we no longer have those awful “bangs” that sounded like a bomb going off. I remember years ago, a neighbour keeping a dog in a cage. It was horrific. On Diwali they then proceeded to let off the “bomb” fireworks on top of the dog’s cage.

To say that I went hysterical is an understatement. I had a six-day-old-baby at the time and the walls of our wood-and-iron house were shaking.

Amanzimtoti SPCA is selling a herbal calming tablet for pets, called Calm Eeze. These tablets can be ordered and will be delivered to the Amanzimtoti SPCA on Thursday. Give one tablet for every 10kg of animal for three days prior to the event. The cost is R10 per tablet.

You can purchase these tablets from Heather and Zakhona at SPCA reception in Athlone Park. They are herbal based and build up a calming affect over a few days.

Remember to put your dog in a room with dim lights and curtains closed. Put on the TV or a radio. If your dog is kept outside, put it in the garage with a warm blanket and the radio playing.

If you are celebrating Diwali this year encourage the buying of beauiful lights rather than loud bangs.

For those who do not follow Diwali, it is just a few hours of your life - take the above precautions and ensure that your pet feels safe.

Join the Amanzimtoti SPCA Facebook Page for updates on pet safety tip.
Sarah-Jane Bow

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