Equipment Use Limited during Halloween Season
El Paso, Texas – As is customary during this time of year the Animal Services Program will limit the number of cat traps made available to the public during the Halloween season, the Environmental Services Department announced today.
Traps will be issued only for cases involving bites or sick and injured felines starting from today (October 24) and through November 6.
The temporary change is implemented annually around Halloween as a precaution to protect cats from animal cruelty. To learn more, call Animal Services at 842-1000.
Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners
·Keep identification on all their pets and safely secure them indoors, if possible, during Halloween since pets can become frightened or feel threatened when costumed children come up to the door yelling, “trick or treat.”
·Safely store Halloween treats away from pets since ingestion of even small amounts of candy can result in serious harm or death.
·Keep pets away from live flame decorations like candles and carved pumpkins, and restrict your pet’s access to hanging decorations, such as streamers. Pets are curious and can become entangled, frightened or injured if they chew or play with decorations.
·Avoid the urge to put your pet in a costume. With rare exception, pets don’t like the constraints of costumes, plus masks and flowing capes can cause injury to your pet.