Halloween is just three days away. Kids in costume will fill the local streets in search of treats on Thursday evening. Many families will opt to take their dogs with them on that trick or treating trip. If you are among those families, you will want to heed a few tips to ensure your furry friends’ safety.
Jeff Mitchell, the Director of Floyd County PAWS (or Public Animal Welfare Services), urges the use of leashes on all dogs. Also, make sure that dogs are at least 10 feet away from Halloween revelers. And if you are concerned that the festivities may be too much for Fido to handle, just leave him at home.
It is also imperative to keep kids safe around your dogs, asserts Mitchell, who adds that leashing your dogs may prevent a potentially dangerous situation.
And what about cats, specifically black cats? Mitchell says that around here, there have not been any horror stories about the mistreatment of black cats at Halloween in recent years. But it is still very wise to use caution and keep an eye on them, too.
For more information about Halloween safety for pets, contact Floyd County PAWS at (706) 236-4537.