The holidays are a time of good tidings and cheer. But while we’re enjoying chocolate, sugary treats and lights and tinsel, it is important to consider the safety of your own pets and homeless pets as well.
Luckily for you, we’re sharing a few ways you can keep homeless pets and your pets safe from holiday harm this season.
Homeless Pets Holiday Safety Tips
Donate to Help Your Community Achieve A Goal of No More Homeless Pets
A great way to give back to your local community is to donate money or supplies to animal shelters. Shelters can use the money to spay and save cat lives, feed feral cat communities in Florida, achieve their goal of no more homeless pets.
Not all animals have families to spend the holidays with. Homeless pets, such as dogs and feral cats, can wander around your community looking for food, water, or warmth. By donating to your local animal shelter, you help keep Florida animals without homes safe during the holiday season.
Your Pet’s Holiday Safety Tips
Keep the Chocolate, Cookies, and Holiday Treats in a Safe Place
Holiday goodies are one of the best parts of the season. Your pets probably think the same thing, even though chocolate, sugar, and sweet treats aren’t agreeable with their tummies. Protect your pet from upset stomachs, diarrhea, tremors, and seizures by ensuring your goodies are hidden and safely tucked away.
Pets can be sneaky though, so double-check your hiding spaces to make sure they’re not able to get to them while you’re away.
Anchor Your Christmas Trees
Animals love shiny, bright things – and there’s nothing shinier or brighter than your Christmas tree. To prevent your cat from knocking the tree down, make sure your tree is secure in the tree stand. The last thing you want to wake up to is your cat stuck underneath a fallen tree.
Also, if you place small Christmas trees on your porch, double-check the pot or stand for sturdiness. If a community feral cat approaches your porch they could also get hurt simply by knocking the tree down or eating any of the tree itself.
Get Your Florida Dog License
All Florida residents have to get their pets licensed after they reach 6 months old. A pet license shows that your pet has received the required vaccinations, is spayed or neutered, and has a local vet. If your pet ever gets lost, the pet license can help identify your pet and get them back to you.
Florida Animal Friend helps save the lives of cats and dogs through grants for low-cost spay and neuter programs. For more information on Florida Animal Friend, or to contribute to the cause, please purchase a plate or donate today.