18-week-old puppy dies from heart attack during firework display

We all know by now that animals are terrified by fireworks, which is why in recent years pains have been taken by many to ensure their pets aren’t subjected to them.

Sadly, however, fireworks remain a go-to method of celebration for some, meaning dogs and cats are left fearing for their lives on an annual basis.

There may be more calls for people to turn to other, less intrusive ways of marking an occasion now, though, after an 18-week-old puppy died from a heart attack.


According to reports, Molly, a young terrier, passed away after a series of loud bangs in South Yorkshire, England.

Susan Paterson posted to Facebook to plead with others to “think of the animals.” She proceeded to urge people to follow the FAB Anti random Firework page and sign their petition, which calls for a review of laws concerning fireworks and the distress they can cause animals.

Julie Doorne, who started the petition, wrote: “They don’t only suffer psychologically, but also physically as many attempt to run away from, or hide from, the bangs.

“With extreme noise levels and people being able to let off fireworks any time of year, it’s difficult for those who care for animals to be able to put measures in place to protect their animals.”

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Indeed, it seems that people should certainly consider alternatives given how the obvious correlation between fireworks and the duress they put animals under.

Rest in peace, Molly. Do you think we need to do more to protect animals from fireworks? Let us know in the comments box.

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