Pet Photo's with Santa

Pet photos with santa, pet safety for the holidays

"Chestnuts roasting on the open fire......Jack Frost nipping at your nose"..........It's that time of the year again where  Milford Animal Shelter will once again host Pet Photos with Santa.  This year will be grander than ever with Hayrides, Cotton candy, popcorn, coffee, hot chocolate and just all around fun.  The date is this Saturday December 8th from 11am till 1pm at Milford Animal control located in Silver Sands State park.  We ask for a $5 donation per family for all the fun things and $10 per photo with Santa.   So... "don we now our gay apparel" and bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and of course your dogs and cats to a romping good time! Rain, snow or shine Join us this Saturday.

It is also the time of the year that we look to pet safety in our houses.  Many Christmas/holiday plants are toxic to our pets, and as such should be put out of their reach.  The same goes for alcohol which should NEVER be given to your pets.  Lit up decorations, Christmas trees etc. are a fascination not only to us but to our dogs and cats.  Make sure cords and lights are protected from being played with and possibly bitten through.  When you hang your decorations try to place them in a manner that doesn't allow the dog or cat to pull on and possibly pull the tree over.  Just a few common sense things will keep you and your pets safe for the holidays.

One more very important point is that the very worst time for a pet to be introduced into a household is the holidays.  You want you and your pets relationship to be a healthy one and subjecting a pet to all the confusion and hubbub that surrounds a holiday is just wrong and usually ends in disastrous results plus it sets the tone with children that this adorable, living, breathing being is just another "toy'. Be pet smart and safe during the holidays and your pets will reward for your efforts.

Please note for photos with Santa, dogs on leashes, cats in carriers and minors with adults.  For questions or directions call Milford Animal Control 203-783-3279. 

 "And I heard him exclaim as he rose out of sight, Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night"

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RIck George December 05, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Thanks Gary, stop by.
RIck George December 05, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Larissa, I have included a link to "Wikihow" with some excellent ideas. http://www.wikihow.com/Cat-Proof-Your-Christmas-Tree. Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season!
RIck George December 05, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Greetings Jacqueline, rgeorge@ci.milford.ct.us Rick
Gary Jeanfaivre December 05, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I'll definitely swing by next time I'm in town. I'd love to come Saturday but we're cuttin' our Christmas tree that day. Do you have any tips on how to keep a 1-year-old away from a Christmas tree? :)
RIck George December 05, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Duct tape?..............Just kidding folks, I raised three children too and had one who would climb the Christmas tree and hide in it.


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