October 25, 2006 12:39 ET

This Halloween, Keep a Close Eye on Your Pets: Tips from the SPCA

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) - This Halloween, some precautions are essential to ensure that your doggies and kitties can safely enjoy the festivities. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals (SPCA) recommends that you keep your animal locked in a room far from the entrance door. This way, the animal will not be tempted to escape during the many times your door opens and closes throughout the night. It will also prevent your dog from showing potentially aggressive behavior and attack the children's dressed as small ghouls and monster knocking at your door.

Moreover, we recommend that you keep cellophane wrappers, which present a choking hazard, as well as chocolate, which can be deadly, out of the reach of your pets. On Halloween, it is not only the black cats that need supervision!

Founded 137 years ago in Montreal, the SPCA is recognized among Canada's shelter as receiving the greatest number of surrendered animals, as well as having the highest adoption and lowest euthanasia rate. The SPCA offers all the animals entrusted to us, a true chance to find a new home. Almost all the animals we receive are placed into adoption and eventually find loving homes.

The SPCA does not receive any financial assistance from the government. We are therefore entirely dependent on the generosity of the general public to fulfill our mission of preventing cruelty towards animals.

To make a gift or to obtain more information, please visit our website at www.spcamontreal.com

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