Bosses at the Scottish SPCA are urging Strath residents to considerate animals as Bonfire Night approaches.
Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “We ‘d urge anyone holding a firework display to by warn neighbours, particularly in rural areas, in advance so they can make arrangements for their pets.
“Noise from fireworks can cause panic in livestock and horses, which can result in serious injury if they try to bolt. Domestic animals can also run off if they are not kept safe inside and can be seriously injured.
“We are also advising people to check bonfires before they are lit for hibernating animals such as hedgehogs, frogs and toads.”
Fireworks are no fun for pets and the SSPCA is recommending that pet owners should take steps to minimise the distress that can be caused to their animals by fireworks.