Happy Halloween (Animal-Friendly eCards & Safety Tips)

October 30th, 2006 5:09 pm by Kelly Garbato

I don’t plan on doing any blogging tomorrow, so…

HSUS Halloweenie eCard

Happy day-before-Halloween from Ralphie, Peedee, Rennie, Kaylee, Jaynee & Ozzy. And Shane & I, of course.

To get into the spirit of things, go send your friends, family, and loved ones – omni and veg alike – an animal-friendly eCard from one of these veg*n/green orgs: HSUS; ASPCA; PETA; WWF; or Environmental Defense.

Below the fold: some companion animal safety tips via Last Chance for Animals.

Halloween can be a scary and confusing time for companion animals! Here are some tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween:

* Help your companion animal find a quiet, secure area away from Halloween activities. The strangers in costumes at the front door may frighten and even threaten dogs and cats into unpredictable behavior.

* Frequently opened doors are an opportunity for a stressed animal to escape. Microchips and tattoos are your best bets to ensure your lost animal finds its way home!

* Keep candy out of reach of companion animals. The smell of candy can be very tempting. Many treats and the wrappers are dangerous and toxic to companion animals.

* Keep companion animals away from dangerous Halloween decorations. Burning candles, jack-o- lanterns, streamers, hanging lights and lawn decorations are safety hazards.

* Please do not force companion animals into the holiday spirit by making them wear costumes. Most animals do not like to wear costumes as it causes them to be confused, uncomfortable and fearful.



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One Response to “Happy Halloween (Animal-Friendly eCards & Safety Tips)”

  1. Cheakaddy Says:

    What is bumburbia?

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