A dog owner has filmed the heartbreaking moment her greyhound trembled on the floor in terror as fireworks were let off outside.
Fiona MacFarlane, 37, recorded ten-year-old Charlie laying on his side, shaking and drooling to raise awareness about the devastating effects fireworks have on our pets.
The petrified dog spent ‘more than an hour’ quivering on the ground at home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
Ten-year-old greyhound Charlie laying on his side, quivering and drooling as fireworks went off
Owner Fiona MacFarlane uploaded the video to raise awareness about the devastating effects fireworks have on our pets
Ms MacFarlane posted the clip on social media with the caption: ‘We go through this every year and nothing helps stop the reaction.
‘I wish people would keep them until November 5 and they were licenced for organised displays only.’
The footage has been viewed more than 800,000 times since it was posted on Sunday night.
In the 30-second video, Charlie trembles on the ground while his owner, who has owned him for six years, pets him and offers him a blanket in an effort to comfort her pet.
She tries to stroke and comfort him but he lay on the kitchen floor in fear for ‘more than an hour’
Ms MacFarlane said she’s tried everything from medicine, earmuffs, aromatherapy and CDs to try and ease Charlie’s fear of fireworks, but to no avail. Pictured: Ms MacFarlane, 37, her husband Andrew, 39, and Charlie
In the video, she can be heard saying: ‘People have got no idea what these [fireworks] do to you, and all these other doggies’
She can be heard saying: ‘People have got no idea what these [fireworks] do to you, and all these other doggies.’
In her Facebook post, Ms MacFarlane said: ‘This is 36 seconds out of, so far one hour, of this. On the back of two big bomb-like explosions in Burnbank, Hamilton tonight.
‘I filmed him at the start of his panic and then put a blanket over him, and popped a bed next to him.
The footage has been viewed more than 800,000 times since it was posted on Sunday night
In her Facebook post, Ms MacFarlane said there were ‘two big bomb-like explosions outside’
The dog owner said she wishes people would limit their use of fireworks solely for November 5
‘A lot of comments saying he shouldn’t be on a cold floor or I should hug him. He’s 36kg and unmovable in this state.
‘When he rallies, he moves to the bed, then I sit with him on the floor until he comes out this and up on the couch.
‘Anyone who knows myself and Charles knows that I only ever have his best interests at heart.’
Ms MacFarlane has tried prescribed drugs, earmuffs, aromatherapy and CDs to try and ease Charlie’s fear of fireworks, but to no avail.