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The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind all pet owners to keep your pets in a safe and secure place while enjoying the Halloween festivities.

“Our pet community can be frightened by the activities of this holiday, and that is perfectly understandable,” said Marcia Mayeda, the department’s director.

“Pets react to the decorations and some of the festivities can be hazardous, which may trigger the fight or flight instinct,” she said. “The fight instinct could cause a friendly pet to bite out of fear and the flight instinct would cause them to run from the noise and excitement.”

This holiday can send dogs fleeing onto busy streets and freeways or running scared far from home. Cats feel the same anxiety, but generally, find a dark place to hide at home until the festivities subside.

To ensure the safety of your pets, here are a few tips:

* Make sure your pet’s license is current and be sure the tags are securely affixed to your pet’s collar.
* Microchip your pet.
* If possible, keep your pets indoors away from the front door in a secure, comfortable place with some “white noise” distraction such as a radio or television.
* Make sure your property is secured, including backyard fences, gates, or any other openings where a pet might fit through if they accidentally escape.
* Keep pets away from all candy. Chocolate, which contains theobromine, can be poisonous to pets, causing nerve damage and even death.
* Properly dispose of all candy wrappers. Tinfoil and cellophane candy wrappers are tempting treats for pets and can cause pets to choke or to have intestinal blocks.
* Keep pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns away from pets. Pets can easily knock them over, which could result in a burn.
* Halloween pet costumes can pose safety hazards for pets. Do not dress your pet up unless he or she is used to it. Make sure the costume does not restrict their movement, vision, hearing, or the ability to breathe or bark. Pet costumes should not have small or dangling accessories that can be swallowed by your pet.
* If you choose to take your pet to a community event, please monitor their safety at all times.

Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Friday, Jul 19, 2024
Each year, since 1959, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors funds the production of a free holiday celebration at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 24.
Friday, Jul 19, 2024
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5 will be reduced to one or two lanes overnights Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic for paving work.
Friday, Jul 19, 2024
The California Department of Transportation has announced emergency repairs on State Route 126 to clear the shoulder and roadway of mudslide/debris, clear and clean drainage systems, repair damaged slopes and place erosion control.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2024
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24 as triple digit temperatures have been forecast.
Thursday, Jul 18, 2024
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

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