Dog adoptions to be discounted Saturday

DOWNEY - SEAACA is dropping the cost of dog adoptions during a "Howl-O-Ween" event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Adult dogs will have a reduced adoption fee of $50. Adolescent and puppies can be adopted for $75. All dogs will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, receive initial vaccines and have 30 days of follow-up veterinarian care for any preexisting health conditions. Dog adopters will also receive 10 pounds of dog food, a dog toy and pet health guide. SEAACA officials are also reminding pet owners that Halloween can be a stressful holiday to animals. SEAACA offered the following Halloween tips to pet owners: *Ensure your pets have a quiet, safe place to go. Cats especially should be brought in on Halloween, even if they are typically outdoor cats. *If handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, make sure your pet will not escape out of the door. Double check that your pet is wearing proper ID and that the ID information is current and correct. *Candy wrappers, if ingested, can pose a great safety risk. *Candy is not good for pets in general but remember that chocolate candies can make pets extremely ill. *Decorations, glow sticks and candles can help create an eerie atmosphere but ensure they are out of reach to your pets. *Dressing your pet in a costume may be adorable but it may be uncomfortable for your pet to wear. If the costume poses any safety risks or it is impeding your animal from normal movement and functions, don't put it on them. *If your dog is going trick-or-treating with the family it must be contained on a leash not exceeding 6 feet and be controlled by a competent adult. Reflective leashes and collars are recommended for the dark night.

********** Published: October 25, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 28