The New Year’s Eve animal patrol from the Polish Society for the Protection of Animals will set out to help pets for whom the upcoming night will be the most difficult of the year. OTOZ Animals wants to support the services responsible for securing escaped animals, which will be extremely busy on New Year’s Eve.
OTOZ Animals is organizing a New Year’s Eve patrol that will receive reports all night long, responding to signals about animals scared by noise. The end of December is the most difficult time of the year for them. Firecrackers and fireworks used for human entertainment cause the death of many defenseless beings.
– We leave at 9 p.m. to places where we will receive reports of lost animals. Our New Year’s Eve animal patrol will operate throughout the Pomeranian Voivodeship and in Warsaw. We will check how the animals react – says Ewa Gebert from OTOZ Animalsa in Bojana.
He adds that people associate New Year’s Eve with entertainment and good fun, but not necessarily for animals. – For us it is entertainment, but for our pets it is the most difficult night of the year. In panic and stress, they run away from their owners – emphasizes Gebert.
Animals will help animals on New Year’s Eve
Ewa Gebert recommends taking your pets for the last walk on New Year’s Eve around 8 p.m. – Unfortunately, every year we have very bad experiences, because the number of animals doubles during New Year’s Eve and desperate owners often look for animals in shelters – she points out.
What will the New Year’s Eve animal patrol look like in practice? Reports will be accepted under the emergency number 723 300 200 (Warsaw) or 517 274 947 (Pomeranian Voivodeship). Then, a patrol crew will be sent to the site, which will secure the animal, read the chip, and then contact the pet’s owner and, if this is not possible, take the animal to the shelter.
Crews of the New Year’s Eve animal patrol will be on duty in Warsaw from 7 p.m. (December 31) to 3 a.m. (January 1). The emergency telephone number will also be open during these hours. In the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the patrol will operate all night long.
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