Safe Halloween Kitty Cats
Written by Jose Parra
This day has come once again! Halloween is here, on a unique year of uncertainty nonetheless, but the spirit of the Fall season is at its peak by Halloween day. Regardless of your neighborhood is participating in the Halloween practice of Trick or Treating, there is another factor to worry about; our beloved pets! Pets, but more specifically, cats, are often the most bothered and harmed during Halloween night. Other than the harms from the outside, there are many other little infractions to look out for this Halloween night!
Let’s start with the obvious, there may be many people roaming the streets in funky outfits looking to fright, but receive a treat! However, if there’s anyone that wouldn’t appreciate the night of mysterious randomness and scares, it would be our pets. If you find yourself expecting many visitors at your door, it would be wise for your pets to be situated safely in rooms away from the front door with enough distance to block out any knocks or shouts. For all of you Jack O’ Lantern fanatics, there’s a couple of things you’ve got to watch out for to keep your pets safe! While we humans might mesmerize the carved design on a pumpkin, pets and especially cats will find a lit candle inside of a Jack O’ Lantern inviting for playtime. Make sure, if your pet is around, to have plenty of supervision of your lit pumpkin! Of Course, you can’t prevent other people from being negligent and dropping both candy and wrappers. It would be advised to the night of or the morning after, to search your front yard for trash that may have been littered, which could cause harm to your pets if ingested. Besides our pets’ diet, their internal health is just as important! If we can avoid a late-night vet visit after our pet eats something wrong, the better for everyone. Last but never least is a list of keeping your cat safe; the color of your cat might cause people to act out of superstitions and moral decay. Sadly, black cats have been seen as some sort of negative energy since the middle ages. However, our mission is to end the black cat stigma and hopefully educate the public, because awareness is key to change. But for now, we must remain aware of these situations and educate the public on keeping our cats safe and the community educated!
Written by Jose Parra