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Vet: Keep black cats inside on Halloween

Miami -- A Florida veterinarian is recommending people keep their black cats indoors around Halloween, despite evidence that many fears are unfounded.

Patty Khuly of Miami said in a USA Today article there is no statistical evidence supporting urban legends of black cats being taken for satanic practices during Halloween, or any increase in animal abuse during the season, but it's better to keep the cats inside during the season to avoid any risk.

Khuly said keeping cats and dogs inside and out of sight during Halloween can also help them avoid the stress of children and adults running around in costumes.

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