HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
The Town of Jackson, the Jackson Police Department and the Jackson/ Teton County Animal Shelter want everyone to enjoy fun and safe Halloween celebrations. The following tips and information are reminders about safety during the Halloween festivities.
- Motorists should be overly cautious. Children sometimes forget to watch for cars and might dart out of the darkness or from between cars into the roadway.
- Parents should strongly consider accompanying children while they are trick or treating.
- Parents should inspect all candy before their children eat it and not allow them to eat any home-made items or any candy that is not in it’s original packaging.
- Parents should dress their children appropriately for the weather. Temperatures that night are usually well below freezing.
- Children should wear costumes with reflective material and carry a light or glow stick to increase visibility.
- Children should never enter into a residence or get into a vehicle without their parent’s permission.
Our pets are not to be forgotten on Halloween either. The Jackson/ Teton County Animal Shelter reminds everyone that animals don’t have any idea what Halloween is all about. How are they going to react when noisy, costumed children come running up to your door? The Shelter reminds you to play it safe:
- Keep your animals in a secure location where you don’t have to worry about them being scared, or dashing out the door, or feeling the need to protect you from witches and devils.
- Make sure that they can’t get into the treats you’ll be providing; your pets shouldn't ingest sugar, and chocolate in particular can be very harmful.
Take some basic precautions with your animals to make sure that everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday. If your animal should happen to 'go missing' on Halloween, remember to call the Animal Shelter on Monday to see if it was taken there for safekeeping. Your friends at the local animal shelter wish everyone, 2-legged or 4-legged, a safe and happy Halloween!