Fireworks and furry friends

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It’s that time of year again, when festive celebrations are in full swing and we enjoy the colourful fireworks displays at various events across the region.

But, for the 45,000 dogs that also call the Sunshine Coast home, the fireworks can be frightening.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said it was important for all dog owners to make sure their pets were safe and secure during a fireworks display.

“Fireworks can distress our dogs, and at times it can cause them to escape from their homes and try to run from the loud noise,” Cr McKay said.

“To keep your dog safe during a fireworks event, keep them indoors, close the curtains, turn the TV up to mask the noise and stay with them to keep them calm.

“If you can’t be home, consider having someone else be there to look after your dog or take them to another safe place for the night.

“If your dog does accidentally escape during fireworks, make sure your micro-chip and registration details are up to date so you can be reunited when your dog is found.”

Here is a list of some upcoming community events that will have a fireworks display – if you live in these areas please keep these dates and times in mind.

Date

Location

Event

Fireworks Time

December 1   

Bli Bli

Bli Bli Community Carols

8.30pm

December 9

Nambour

Nambour Community Carols

8pm

December 9

Cotton Tree

Carols at Cotton Tree

8pm

December 10

Alexandra Headland

Alex Christmas Celebration

7.45pm

December 16

Coolum

Christmas in the Park

8.45pm

December 16

Caloundra

Carols on Kings

8pm

December 16

Beerwah

Glasshouse Country Community Carols

8.30pm

December 17

Twin Waters

Twin Waters Christmas Carols

8pm

December 24

Mooloolaba

Santa Comes to Mooloolaba

Time TBC

December 31

Mooloolaba

NYE Mooloolaba

8.30pm and midnight

December 31

Coolum

NYE Coolum

8.30pm

December 31

Caloundra

NYE Caloundra

9.30pm

Note: there may be other events that also include fireworks. Please check your local publications for more information.

 
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