Family left devastated after pet dog dies during Bonfire Night fireworks 9 months ago

Family left devastated after pet dog dies during Bonfire Night fireworks

The pet was spooked by the loud bangs and ran into the road.

A family in Wales has been left heartbroken after their beloved pet dog died during Bonfire Night fireworks.


Wales Online reports that five-year-old Cadi, a cocker/springer spaniel cross lived with Garry and Ceri Hamilton near Roath Park when she was let out into the couple's garden to go to the toilet on the evening of November 5.

But a series of loud bangs from fireworks spooked Cadi, causing her to bolt through the garden's wooden fence.

She was running panicked around the nearby recreation ground, before being hit by a car.


"It was all quiet when we let her out, but it suddenly got very noisy very quickly," said Garry, 58.

"She must have freaked out and escaped somehow, but before I could go and look for her I got word that she'd been hit by a car and killed.

"Someone must have taken her to the local vet who, having found our details on Cadi's microchip, called us with the awful news."

In a post on Facebook, the couple's daughter Caitlin, said that the family had "lost the most beautiful girl in the world."


She wrote: "There’s the biggest Cadi shaped hole in our hearts and she didn’t deserve her fate, just short of her 6th birthday. She’s so loved and hope Nains remembering to feed her in paradise, we can’t imagine life without her

"For anyone assuming that we were walking her off the lead late on bonfire night - we weren’t. We live opposite the rec, she went outside for a wee and broke out of the fence, ran blind and we couldn’t find her."


Hope everyone enjoyed their fireworks, we lost the most beautiful girl in the world to them last night.

There’s the...

Posted by Caitlin Hamilton on Saturday, November 6, 2021

Garry added: "I just want to warn other pet owners that, even though Bonfire Night is over, to keep a close eye on their animals.

"People will still be setting off fireworks in the run up to Christmas and we don't want what happened to Cadi happening to anyone else's dog."

For those of you concerned about the welfare of your pets over the weekend, Classic FM will playing a show of relaxing music on Saturday night specifically designed to keep animals calm during fireworks season.

Related links: