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Keeping your pets safe during the holidays

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro Police Departments Animal Control is full of pets needing a good home.

Sergeant

Larry Rogers with Animal Control said you might want to do some homework before you pick "man's best friend" as your gift.

“The person thinks they're doing something good by giving them this living creature,” said Rogers. “Well, they fail to realize that this living creature is going to be living for 12, 14, 16 years and it is going to be a huge financial responsibility.”

Rogers said a dog can cost around $1,000 a year for food, proper grooming and medical expenses.

Rogers also wants you to remember as you're getting ready for Christmas, company and parties, you might want to rethink some details if you have a pet.

He said there are a number of human foods you pet shouldn't eat.

Most people know chocolate is bad, but what about turkey or ham?

“It's got fat in it, that's bad for the dogs. It causes problems with their intestines. The bones, the bone chips, you know, they can actually get bone chips in them and then it's going to cost you an expensive visit to the veterinarian,” said Rogers.

Rogers said some holiday decorations, like mistletoe and poinsettias, are also poisonous to your pets.

If you're worried your pet has ingested something poisonous, call your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center's 24 hour emergency hotline.

Also, contact animal control for more information about the adoption process.

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