Seasonal Safety Tips

​Seasonal Safety Tips

​​In the following pages below, you will find safety tips for you, your family, and, of course, your pets. There are different dangers for each season and pet owners should know what to be on the look out for for each season of the year.
There are also a number of holidays during each season of which family and friends gather to celebrate...anything! To make sure that you, your family and your pets stay safe during the holidays, you'll find helpful tips at the bottom of each seasonal page.

Spr​ing - Here you'll find tips on: bite prevention and safety; avoiding wildlife tips; Valentine's holiday safety.

Summer - Here you'll find tips on: Thunderstorm tips; hot weather safety tips; hiking safety tips; swimming safety; 4th of July holiday safety.

Fall - Here you'll find tips on: Halloween safety tips.

Winter - Cold weather safety tips; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day holiday safety tips.

To get some travel and boarding safety tips, visit the Pet Travel and Boarding page.


Some of the biggest safety factors is keeping your pet current on their rabies shots, making sure that they have their city/county licenses up-to-date, and making sure that they are microchipped.

Animal Care & Control recommends microchipping your pet.  It's permanent identification for your pet.  All of our Animal Care & Control trucks are equipped with microchip scanners and every animal that is picked up is immediately scanned for a microchip.  If a chip is located the animal can be returned home immediately, without having to come to the shelter.  Animal Care & Control also encourages everyone who has a pet that's microchipped to register your pet in our local database for FREE.

Register your pets microchip here

Find out when our next microchip clinic will be.