We've put together this list of tips to keep your cat, dog, or other pets safe during this haunted holiday.
DO protect pets from pranks. Don’t leave animals unattended outdoors on Halloween, the day before, or the day after. Cruel pranksters can hurt your animals, especially black cats.
DON’T mix pets and trick-or-treaters at the front door. Cats and dogs can frighten children, and vice versa. Put your pets behind a closed door when costumed kids come knocking. This will also prevent your pet from bolting outside during the many times the front door is opened and closed.
IF YOU WON'T BE HOME with your pet(s) this Halloween, be sure they’re comfortable in the house. There may be a lot of doorbell ringing, screaming children and noises that can spook pets. Consider keeping cats and dogs in rooms in the back of the house and turning on some background noise like a radio or TV.