Prepare your pets for Territory Day
Pet owners are reminded to consider the safety and comfort of their pets ahead of Territory Day celebrations this weekend.
Animals have more acute hearing than humans and may become frightened, confused and stressed by the loud noises made by fireworks, which could lead to them injuring themselves or trying to run away.
If you’re planning to leave pets home alone on Territory Day, it is important to make sure that they are in a safe and secure area of your home in case they panic.
You may want to consider putting your pet in a travel cage in a quiet area, with curtains closed, the air-conditioning on and soothing music playing.
The Northern Territory Government website has information about caring for pets and being a responsible pet owner.
If you do lose your pet, or find a lost pet, please contact your local council.. If you are concerned about an animal’s welfare you can report it to Animal Welfare on 1300 720 386.