This Diwali- Pledge to protect pets, NYOOOZ in conversation with PETA

While we are busy making the most of our Diwali by bursting crackers, our furry bundle of joys gets traumatized. NYOOOZ went to PETA to know how we can be a helping aid to the loving speechless animals. Read on to know more and be a reason for somebody’s happiness. This Diwali pledge to protect pets.

Diwali is synonyms with lights, peace, prosperity, and cleanliness. The festival is lauded with happiness with people bursting crackers all through the night. But by the time we are busy celebrating with abundant noise, our furry bundle of joys that make our usual days better go through something absolutely different. We’re talking about our loving pets. We may not realize, but while we are making the most of our Diwali with noisy crackers, they sit still and traumatized.

To lure these loving creatures and know more how you can make a better Diwali for them, NYOOOZ contacted Ninkunj Sharma, Lead-Public Policy.

 What do dogs or any other pet go through on a noisy Diwali eve?

Diwali noise is actually very disturbing for animals. We may not realize and find noise to be very normal but actually, dogs are traumatized by it. They feel disoriented. They get disturbed. They run from their homes and can’t figure out the way to return because of disorientation.

Secondly, many times people misbehave with them. Its seen that sometimes people tie some crackers to their tails or throw some burning crackers on them which injure them badly.

What sort of cases you have to come across on Diwali?

We get a lot of emergency cases on Diwali. Sometimes cases are so bizarre that we come to know that people have busted crackers inside a dog’s mouth. Hence we issue an emergency number i.e. 9820122602. We have experts who receive these calls who try to contact the animal welfare department of the locality and reach out to help these animals.

How can we keep our pets safe on Diwali?

Preferably you should keep your pets inside, in the innermost room of your house. Pull the curtains and play a soft soothing music or play television so that they don’t uncomfortable with loud noise outside. This will also minimize the noise of the crackers.

For stray animals, people can give them shelter in their gardens and backyards. Protect them.

How can a stranger or a commoner help dog, how can they take them into confidence?

 Street dogs are very friendly, they are very scared and they look for protection. If you find a dog who is scared, give them something to eat, go close to them see if they are injured or what is the level of injury. Make them feel that they are safe with you, they’ll surely cooperate just don’t run after them.

Message for all those people who really want to help dogs.

I just want to say, that if you are really a dog or an animal lover avoid busting cracker. There are many alternate ways of celebrating Diwali, like lighting lamps or eating sweets. Just while enjoying, don’t be a reason for somebody’s discomfort.

This Diwali be a reason for somebody’s happiness. This Diwali pledge to protect pets.

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