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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet


On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Baldwin: Do You Hear Cicadas?

Baldwin: Do You Hear Cicadas?

Have you heard or seen any cicadas in your area? E-mail us photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Viewers in North Macon and Jones County have reported the loud buzz coming from the cicadas.

We will also explain the cicadas' activity more on Eyewitness News tonight.

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Animal Rescue Holds Auction

Animal Rescue Foundation's (ARF) 2011 Annual Auction will be held Saturday, March 5.

The event will be held at the Milledgeville Country Club starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Silent & Live Auctions will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets are $35 at the door.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit
ARF, Animal Hospital of Milledgeville, Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, J.C. Grant's Jewelers or The Union Recorder.

For more information, call 478-454-1273.

GCSU Sophomore Tapped for Psychology Scholarship

How children learn and grow fascinates Georgia College sophomore Raisa Martinez.

The psychology major researches child development in Georgia College’s infant development lab alongside psychology professor Dr. Karen Bendersky.

That's according to a Georgia College news release.

“She has the characteristics of a student who will be successful in graduate school and in the field,” Bendersky said. “She’s an exceptional student who embodies the concept of learning outside the classroom.”

That focused interest will take Martinez to a psychology conference in Canada as an undergraduate scholar among an elite worldwide fraternity of psychologists specializing in child development.

The Society for Research in Child Development tapped Marinez to participate in its March conference and its program that pairs minority undergraduate students with both a graduate student and senior scholar mentor for six years.

Animal Rescue Foundation Holds 13th Annual Auction

The Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ARF) will hold its 13th annual auction for the animals on Saturday, March 5 starting at 6 p.m. at the Milledgeville Country Club.  

items will be sold during the silent and live auctions.  

Some of the items include:

Low Country Boil for 8-10 people

Watercolor Painting by artist Berry Smith

Wrought Iron Table & Chairs with Cushions

Autographed baseball bat by former Atlanta Braves player, Jeff Francoeur

Keg party at Chops in downtown Milledgeville

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.  

Tickets are $35 per person.  

Advance tickets may be purchased at ARF, the Animal Hospital of Milledgeville, Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, J. C. Grant Jewelers, The Union Recorder and ARF volunteers.