During this time keeps pets on a leash if you don't have a fenced yard. Make sure gates and fences are secured. Keep microchips up to date as well as id tags. Jefferson County Animal Control, MO does microchips for $10! Write your phone number on collars with a sharpie.
More pets run away and end up at animal control this time of year than any other time. Keep you kids, pets and love ones safe!