For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Halloween Fun, Not a Fright Fest for Fido
– It's the time of year many children have
come to know and love – October 31 marks Halloween,
a day filled with plenty of costumes and goodies.
Although most children can't wait to wear their
costumes and sample candies, this is often a scary
holiday for companion animals.
Humane Society recommends these tips to help keep
know you love your furry friend, but don't share
your treats. Chocolate can make your companion animal
very sick, even to the point of death. In addition,
tinfoil and cellophane wrappers can become hazardous
steady stream of ghosts and goblins coming to the
door can be stressful to even the bravest of companion
animals. Make sure your furry friend has access
to a room where they can get away from all of the
leave your dog outside unattended on Halloween.
Again a steady stream of ghouls can leave your dog
frightened. Plus, this precaution will also protect
them from any cruel pranksters.
always recommends that you never let your cat outdoors.
This is particularly important on Halloween and
other holidays when there is more danger from people
sure your furry friends are all properly microchipped
and tagged. These precautions will help to ensure
your animal makes it back to you if they happen
to slip out an open door.
you dress your best friend as Superman this year,
make sure the costume does not restrict his breathing,
range of motion, hearing or sight. Also make sure
your companion enjoys wearing the costume. Costumes
may be stressful for companions who are not used
to them, especially those left on for longer periods
mindful of what you use to decorate. Anything that
contains an open flame should never be left unattended
around an animal. Fake spider webs and other stringy
materials can also prove hazardous and even deadly
if ingested by your furry friend.
Randall with the Wisconsin Humane Society is available
for media interviews Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday,
Oct. 31. To schedule an interview, contact Michelle
Pintar at (414) 431-6104.