Let’s be responsible … Let’s protect our animals!
As humans today, Guy Fawkes might be a day to enjoy the loudness and brightness of fireworks that goes with the celebrations of today… but for our poor animals it is normally a night of HORROR AND FEAR!
We need to be mindful that animals must NOT be exposed to fireworks in any way. We need to take the utmost care to protect our animals against the horrible and terrifying experiences of the loud sounds of fireworks.
We encourage parents to take charge and to ensure that they monitor the use of fireworks – and importantly to set off fireworks in designated areas.Cape Town – The City of Cape Town says it has approved 12 sites for the discharge of fireworks for Guy Fawkes, Diwali and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Among the sites which are no longer approved are Theo Marais Park in Milnerton, and Sunrise Beach.
He said it was also illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to discharge fireworks. The cut-off time was 23:00, with New Year’s Eve the exception.
The sites which were approved are:
– Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront
– Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis
– Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis
– Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel
– Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft
– Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain
– Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone
– Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
– Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein
– Sarepta sports complex
– Blue Downs sports field
– Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar
The City said all designated areas would be patrolled by City Law Enforcement, metro police and a fire inspector.
To report the illegal sale or use of fireworks, contact the Metro Police Call Centre on 0860-POLICE (765 423) or SAPS on 10111. General emergencies can be directed to the City’s Public Emergency Call Centre on 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.