Between all the leftovers and a new adoption that may or may not work out, animal advocates say the holidays can be trying for our furry friends. All the parties and get togethers often result in extra food and treats for pets, not always the healthiest thing according to veterinarians. The other issue plaguing pets during the holidays is adoptions that don't work out. Officials at the Pitt County Animal Shelter say they see a spike in adoption during the holidays, but a good number of those animals come back after the responsibility of owning a pet sets in. It is always suggested to keep chocolate, tinsel, light strings and similar holiday staples out of your pet's reach.