ISPCA Issues Halloween Safety Warning

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has issued a warning to pet owners this Halloween.

The charity has issued advice for owners to take care of their animals as they could become spooked by the noise of fireworks.

Among the guidance shared by the ISPCA, is to ensure animals have some form of identification, such as an ID tag on their collar, plus a microchip incase a pet escapes.

If pets are frightened by the noise of fireworks, the charity says they should have somewhere secure in the house where they can hide. A quiet room in the property, where the curtains are closed and music is playing in the background to help cover the noise of fireworks, is recommended.

In addition, the ISPCA warned that it is important to highlight that sweets, and particularly chocolate, are highly toxic for pets and should not be given to them as treats.

ISPCA Inspector Michael Keane is quoted as saying: "Pets can become terrified during the Halloween festivities but steps can be taken by pet owners to minimise any stress caused."

Further advice can be found here.


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