Nebraska Humane Society offers tips on keeping pets comfortable on Halloween


PLANS THERE ARE , THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND COMFORTABLE TONIGHT. DAVID: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S ERIN HASSANZADEH HAS THIS NEW STORY AT 5:00. ERIN: WHO SAYS KIDS GET TO HAVE ALL THE FUN? HALLOWEEN CAN BE A TIME FOR PETS TO SHINE TOO. OF COURSE, NO CANDY FOR THEM, BUT IF YOU ARE DRESSING UP YOUR PUP TONIGHT MAKE SURE THE , COSTUME IS COMFORTABLE.>>MAKE SURE IT FITS APPROPRIATELY AND DOESN’T IMPEDE ITS MOVEMENT OR HIS EYESIGHT BECAUSE THOSE ARE TWO THINGS THAT CAN STRESS A DOG. ERIN –ERIN: IF YOU TAKE YOUR POOCH OUT TRICK OR TREATING, MAKE SURE THEY’RE WEARING SOMETHING BRIGHT SO PASSING TRAFFIC CAN SEE THEM, AND BE SURE TO USE A SHORT LEASH.>>IF HE IS CLOSER TO YOU, HE’S GOING TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE. MY OWNER’S RIGHT HERE, THINGS ARE GOOD, WE’RE GOING TRICK OR TREATING. ERIN: IF YOUR DOGGY IS STAYING BEHIND TO GREET TRICK OR TREATERS, KEEP IN MIND HOW SOCIAL YOUR DOG IS OR ISN’T. IF IT’S SCARED OF STRANGERS OR REALLY GETS RILED UP BY THE DOORBELL, THINK ABOUT MOVING YOUR POOCH TO A SECURE SPACE AWAY FROM CANDY HUNTING KIDS. COSTUMES CAN SCARE DOGS. THEY’RE MEANT TO SCARE US SO THEY CAN SCARE DOGS AND THEY MAY BE LIKE, WHAT IS THIS? I DON’T RECOGNIZE IT. ERIN: ALWAYS HAVE I.D. TAGS ON THE DOG IN CASE IT GETS OUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY RECOMMENDS BRINGING OUTDOOR CATS INSIDE, BECAUSE OF ALL THE EXTRA PEOPLE AND PRANKSTERS THAT ARE OUT FOR HALLOWEEN. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PET TO DRESS UP, THE HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS YOU. ADOPTION RATES ARE A LITTLE LOW FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.>>IT’S A LITTLE UNUSUAL TO BE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON AND STILL HAVE THIS MANY DOGS.

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