Halloween ghosts and goblins and family pets don't mix, Salt Lake County Animal Services officials warn.

With that in mind, officials are urging pet owners to take precautions to ensure a safe Halloween for pets and local trick-or-treaters.Pet owners are urged to find a quiet and safe spot for their animals, away from front yards and front doors. Also, pet owners are urged to keep outdoor pets on a leash in an area away from where children may be present.