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Holiday Pet Safety

Halloween Pet Safety

  • Keep all pets indoors during both Halloween day and night.
  • Do not take pets along while trick-or-treating. They can easily become frightened or lost.
  • Beware of pets near a lit pumpkin. Their curiosity may run the risk of them getting burned.
  • When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, be careful that your cat or dog does not dart out.
  • Make sure pets are wearing a collar and proper identification in case of accidental escape.
  • Confine your pet if the sound of the ringing doorbell or the sight of costumed visitors makes the pet overly excited or aggressive.
  • Do not feed Halloween goodies to your pet. They can make the animal very sick or, in some cases, prove toxic.
  • Properly dispose of candy wrappers, which can be hazardous if swallowed by pets.
  • If you own a black cat, be aware that your pet could be the victim of a cruel Halloween prank. You may want to keep your black cat indoors a few days prior to and following Halloween.
  • If your pet becomes lost, be sure to visit your local humane society as soon as possible.