How to keep your pet safe this Halloween

Posted at 7:56 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 21:56:15-04

As ghouls and goblins come to knock on your door on Halloween leaders at the Idaho Humane Society want to remind you to keep your four-legged friends safe.

Officials with the humane society say dogs and cats can get scared easily during this spooky time of year. Not because of Halloween costumes, but because of strangers coming to the front door.

They recommend keeping your pets away from the front door and not taking them with you when you go trick or treating.

"We do see a lot of stray's after Halloween it's not as bad as  the 4th of July but it's definitely one of the more stressful holidays for animals," said  Allison Maier of the Idaho Humane Society.

Officials also want to remind the public to keep Halloween candy away from pets to avoid a trip to the vet.