Cats Fear Fireworks on Australia Day Media Release

22 January 2015

This Australia Day hundreds of thousands of West Australians will celebrate the day by visiting one of the fantastic fireworks shows around Perth.

However, what is an amazing show for us can be a terrifying nightmare for cats and kittens in the city.

“Many cats are very frightened during fireworks due to the loud noise and cats really need to be kept inside.” Cat Haven’s Marketing Officer, Chandra Woodley said.

“It’s really important to keep your cats and kittens indoors and out of harm’s way during the fireworks this Australia Day” Chandra said “Make sure your cat has a safe place to hide where it is quiet and it feels protected.”

“People who aren’t attending the fireworks can comfort their pet by patting it and talking softly or even turn on the TV or radio to mask the noise”, she added.

Cats that are left outside during the fireworks may become scared and disoriented, and may not be able to find their way home. Sadly Cat Haven has had incidents of cats becoming lost on Australia Day and finding themselves in the shelter in the following days.

Cat Haven has hundreds of cats up for adoption at their shelter and they are having a special Australia Day promotion all long weekend, where all adult cats are only $26 for the 26th!

If your cat goes missing during the Australia Day fireworks, it may be brought in to Cat Haven, located at 23 Lemnos Street in Shenton Park, or to your local council.


For all media enquiries contact Chandra Woodley on 9442 3600 or 0412 115 937


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