A few ghouls might be out on Halloween night.
I am not talking about the ones who dress up in costumes and come knocking at your door for candy. The ghouls I am referring to are the ones who play mean tricks on animals – particularly black cats – for Halloween.
You would be astounded at how cruel people can be to animals on Halloween. They find it amusing to tie firecrackers to animals, poison their food, and even worse, use animals as sacrifices for evil rituals. The list goes on, but I’ll spare you the gory, heartbreaking details.
A local animal rescue group I work for has even reported that some people call looking specifically for black cats around Halloween. Of course, the callers are mum on their reasons. Luckily, most animal shelters do not allow black cats to be adopted until after Halloween has passed.
Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe on Halloween night:
• Keep all pets indoors to reduce risk of injury or death from potential ghouls.
• Bring all pet food inside where you can safely monitor it.
• Make sure your pet has an identification tag.
• Do not allow your pet to consume any chocolate or candy.