Keep your pet safe as you celebrate with family and friends
- If you plan to hand out candy this season, be sure your dog or cat is secure (whether in a crate or another room). Many pets escape through frequently opened doors!
- Be sure all pets are wearing collars with ID tags. Many of us leave collars and tags off from time to time, but this time of year it is imperative that you don’t forget to put their identification on them. Constant doorbell ringing, frequent visitors, and disruption in their normal routine can spook even the most well-adjusted pet. If your pet does dart out, you want to make sure they have their ID!
- Keep candy out of your pet’s reach. Many types of candy and chocolate can be harmful to pets.
- Jack O’ Lanterns! Fun and festive, but watch those candles. A darting cat or dog can accidentally tip them over and create a fire hazard! Consider switching to batter operated tea lights this year.
- Costumes!!! We love ‘em. But make sure the costume is not restrictive or overly annoying to your pet. And be careful of anything that dangles! You don’t want your pet to choke!
Saturday, October 27th – Danny Clark Photography is hosting the annual Halloween Open House to benefit Houston Humane Society. Danny will be taking costumed portraits of both kids and pets, and anyone making a donation will receive a free digital image. The event is from 12pm – 6pm at Danny Clark’s Studio, 2427 Bartlett.
Saturday, October 27th – Houston Humane Society is one of the beneficiaries of the 2nd Annual Houston Zombie Walk. Entry is $15 and includes a 1 mile walk through downtown and a concert performance at Jones Plaza by the Spazmatics. Event is from 5pm – 10pm, Visit www.houstonzombiewalk.org for more info.
About the HHS:
The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the over population of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care. The HHS does NOT receive any government funding or operating funds from national animal welfare organizations, and relies solely on donations, special events and program services. HHS maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.