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Make Easter/Spring A Healthy Time for Pets!



Those who already have animal family members, this holiday season brings about a number of potential health and safety hazards.

Pretty Plants Can Be Poisonous: Itís always nice to bring Spring in the house with some potted flowers. But, many, including Easter Lilies, are poisonous, even deadly to animals. Keep all houseplants and flowers out of the reach of pets Ė and children, too. And make sure they are positioned in locations where pets canít jump up and knock them over.

Scooby, above, got an early Easter present and was adopted from our Tinton Falls shelter!

Keep Easter Baskets Out of Reach: Decorations in an Easter basket, particularly plastic grass, can be dangerous if an animal swallows it. Plastic grass can become twisted in the intestines, Oftentimes, surgery is the only way to remove this potentially fatal material.

Candy is NOT Dandy: For pets, anyway. Those yummy chocolate bunnies are what we humans love this time of year. But for cats, dogs and ferrets, chocolate is toxic.

Be the Easter Bunny: Help AHS with its ongoing mission of protecting all animals. Associated Humane Societies offers a variety of ways to help animals. Check out a few of the ways you can help pets right here on the web site - sponsor an animal through our Share-A-Pet Program or the Popcorn Park Wildlife Club. Join the Zoological Society. Or come down and adopt! Check out who's at each of our shelters, just waiting to be in your home!

3/26/2009

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