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Photos by James Butterfield
Tiger is a darling tiny tabby with a sweet and loving personality. He loves to be held, and his motor is always running. Although he couldn't be cuter, he's been waiting for more than a month for someone to adopt him. Even though fall is here, the flood of babies has not let up, and poor Tiger has tons of kitten competition for a loving home. His adoption fee is $65.

Maddie is a 2-year-old female who appears to be a Labradoodle. These designer mixed-breeds have gained such popularity in the last few years that they have gone from being $1,500 sought-after status symbols to homeless strays. Maddie is one of two or three Labradoodles that arrived at our shelter in a single week. She's energetic and playful, and fetch is her favorite. Her adoption fee is $85, a $10 discount during October.

Tiger and Maddie would like to remind pet parents to take extra precautions for their furry family members this Halloween season. Be sure to keep all pets safe indoors during the coming weeks so they don't become victims of tricks or pranks. To prevent sick critters and disappointed kids, keep trick-or-treat candy out of pets' reach. Chocolate is toxic to dogs. Also warn your little ghosts and goblins about avoiding loose dogs while trick-or-treating. Scaring strays, intentionally or not, could result in dog bites. Protecting pets and kids will make this a spooky but safe and happy holiday.

Come visit tiny Tiger and marvelous Maddie at Salt Lake County Animal Services at 511 W. 3900 South or call 269-7499. And view pets virtually at www.slcoanimalservices.org.