PCAPS suggests being careful with pets on Halloween

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Halloween can be especially ghoulish for dogs and cats; therefore, Peoria County Animal Protection Services recommends leaving pets at home when trick-or-treating. Even at home, it is best to restrict pets to another room when answering the door for trick-or-treaters. Pets that get frightened or over-stimulated by strange costumes and excited children might bite someone or run off, particularly if the door is opened frequently. 

Sadly, pets can get lost or even stolen during Halloween festivities and then they may become the victim of pranks or suffer from torture or abuse. If a dog or cat goes missing, remember to visit PCAPS immediately to search for the pet.