Kern County Animal Services is providing tips on how to keep your pets safe this Halloween

Posted at 7:46 AM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 10:47:45-04

The Kern County Animal Services is reminding pet parents about safety tips for pets during Halloween. 

  • Secure your dog away from the door so they don't get scared by trick-or-treaters and try to bite someone or escape. 
  • Distract your pet with a favorite toy. 
  • Turn on the TV or play soft music in the pet's room to mask the sounds of Halloween activities. 
  • Close the drapes so your pets don't see people walking by windows and become stressed.
  • If you dog barks at the doorbell, disconnect it or watch for trick-or-treaters so they won't rig the bell or knock at the door. 
  • Keep all pets indoors (cats, too) so they won't get spooked and run away. 
  • Make sure your pet has current identification and a microchip in case they do escape out the front door. 

For more information from the Kern County Animal Services click here.