Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:09:37 GMT
Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.Magee, a city councilman, carried 54% with 1,857 votes. Scott a state representativeMore >>
Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:05:09 GMT
Two elementary students are injured after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary annual field day. Students tried to escape after the inflatable collapsed,More >>
Two elementary students were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary Annual Field Day.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:28:08 GMT
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.Jimmy plays in the 9-10 year old little league in Petal, andMore >>
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:10:01 GMT
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. House democratic leader Bobby Moak says Governor BryantMore >>
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. More >>
If you're a pet owner planning a business trip or vacation, the decision to take your pet along or leave him behind is an important one for both you and your companion. While it may be tempting to take your furry friend with you, keep in mind that some animals are not suited for travel because of temperament, illness, or physical impairment. If you have any doubts about whether it is appropriate for your pet to travel, talk to your veterinarian.
If you determine it is best for your pet to accompany you, you will need to devote extra time to prepare for the journey. For example, you'll need to have all of the supplies necessary to keep your pet comfortable while he's away from home, and you'll need to familiarize yourself with any pet-related restrictions or requirements imposed by airlines, destination countries or states, hotels, etc. Reading our guidelines for traveling with a pet will help make the journey a safe and enjoyable one for both you and your companion.
If you decide that your pet should not travel, consider the alternatives: Have a responsible friend or relative look after your pet, board your animal at a kennel, or hire a pet sitter.
If a friend or relative is going to take care of your pet, ask if that person can take your animal into his or her home. Animals can get lonely when left alone. Be sure that your pet is comfortable with the temporary caretaker and his or her home, not to mention any pets that person has.
If you choose to board your pet, get references and inspect the kennel. Your veterinarian or local shelter can help you select a facility. You can also read our online tips for choosing a boarding kennel.
If you are hiring a pet sitter, interview the candidates and check their references. (A pet sitter may be preferable if your pet is timid or elderly and needs the comfort of familiar surroundings during your absence.) Be sure to check out our online guidelines on how to choose a pet sitter.
Whatever option you choose, your pet should be up-to-date on all vaccinations and in sound health. If you arrange for someone to care for your pet while you are away, provide the caretaker with the telephone number where you can be reached, the name and telephone number of your veterinarian, and your pet's medical or dietary needs. You should also make sure that your pet is comfortable with the person you have chosen.