Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.
Whether you're a parent, a pet owner, or a homeowner, Halloween shouldn't give you a case of the frights unless it's the “good” kind. As another Halloween rolls around, always keep safety in mind.
Spokane Police want parents and kids to remember these tips before trick-or-treating:
Halloween can also be a scary time for your pet. If you're thinking of dressing up your pooch or kitty, keep in mind some animals do better than others when it comes to wearing costumes.
“Some pets love the attention, and wearing a costume and posing for pictures is in their nature,” said SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill. “Other animals can be stressed, frightened, or feel constrained.”
If you do decide to dress up your pet, here are some helpful safety tips from SCRAPS:
Costumes aren't the only Halloween dangers for your pet. Visit SCRAPS website for more helpful safety tips.
With Halloween lights and decorations up as well, be sure to check all your electrical cords for wear and tear. Faulty, cracked or deteriorating electrical cords can cause sparks and quickly set off a fire. And try using glow sticks in your Jack O'Lanterns as a safer alternative to candles. There's no flame, cord or batteries to worry about, and glow sticks are waterproof. You can find them in party supply stores.
Finally, always remember this crucial tip: Have fun!