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Do you think it's wise to keep my cats in tonight in case of Halloween fireworks?

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H... I'm not sure whether there may be fireworks tonight for Halloween, and to keep my cats in.. They are utterly terrified of them and when they reverberate through the windows they think the threat is inside and they panic and run out. Are any of you keeping your cats in tonight?
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  • Money_makerMoney_maker Forumite
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    I'm not although she does get frightened by the noise. If your cats are that terrified then keep them in and put the tv/washing machine/radio on quite loudly to try to muffle any bangs.
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    I got mine in before it got dark. I've just heard some fireworks being let off so am glad I did
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  • Yes - I have heard a few fireworks going off too. barney doesn't normally go out after dark anyway. oh, and he isn't scared of them - as long as they are outside and he is inside he ignores them!
  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    My three cats are in every single night. I will not let them wander the streets in the dark. I could not sleep at night knowing they are out.
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    thanks guys .. I managed to get my 3 in the bedroom, they are scratching the door but I think they'll cope for a few hours! I feel relieved to have them in.. I live in a very studenty area so they are bound to be some parties tonight!
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    Don't shut them in a room on their own, it will make them even more frightened. They need you to be there to snow them that there is nothing to be frieghtend off.


    Try just sitting with them, turn the telly up or something that will muffle any bangs.
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    I went in to hang out with them and 2 escaped and went out and the fireworks have kicked off.. I wish I'd not opened the door, they were so dam quick and the cat flap is broken so I couldn't lock it .. I really hope they'll be ok .. I'm really stressed and worried now :(
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  • Don't worry hun. They will be fine. Cats are quite resilient! They will be back soon! When they come back in though, shut the catflap! :p

    And as someone said above ^^^ keep them with you in the lounge with the telly on. :)
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    Mine are both in but they are mainly indoor cats anyway.

    So many fireworks tonight - I don't recall it being this bad in the past. Both of mine are asleep under the bed and seem fine there.
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    Who is the owner here? It's not difficul to keep them in.
    Get a grip!
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