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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:58:34 GMT
The Mississippi Department of Education gave 2,100 high school seniors a sixth chance to retake the required state test for graduation, and tensions are still running high. While some students took theMore >>
The Mississippi Department of Education this month gave 2,100 high school seniors a sixth chance to retake the required state test for graduation, and tensions are still running high.More >>
Travel Carriers Travel carriers are useful when your pet is traveling by car; they are mandatory when your pet is traveling by air. Your pet's carrier should be durable and smooth-edged with opaque sides, a grille door, and several ventilation holes on each of the four sides. Choose a carrier with a secure door and door latch. If you are traveling by air, your carrier should have food and water dishes. Pet carriers may be purchased from pet-supply stores or bought directly from domestic airlines. Select a carrier that has enough room to permit your animal to sit and lie down but is not large enough to allow your pet to be tossed about during travel. You can make the carrier more comfortable by lining the interior with shredded newspaper or a towel. (For air-travel requirements, see Traveling by Air. )
It is wise to acclimate your pet to the carrier in the months or weeks preceding your trip. Permit your pet to explore the carrier. Place your pet's food dish inside the carrier and confine him or her to the carrier for brief periods.
To introduce your pet to car travel in the carrier, confine him or her in the carrier and take short drives around the neighborhood. If properly introduced to car travel, most dogs and cats will quickly adjust to and even enjoy car trips.
Careful Preparation is the Key When packing, don't forget your pet's food, food and water dishes, bedding, litter and litter box, leash, collar and tags, grooming supplies, and a first aid kit and any necessary medications. Always have a container of drinking water with you.
Your pet should wear a sturdy collar with ID tags throughout the trip. The tags should have both your permanent address and telephone number and an address and telephone number where you or a contact can be reached during your travels.
Traveling can be upsetting to your pet's stomach. Take along ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water. You should keep feeding to a minimum during travel. (Provide a light meal for your pet two to three hours before you leave, if you are traveling by car, or four to six hours before departure, if you are traveling by airplane.) Allow small amounts of water periodically in the hours before the trip.
Carry a current photograph of your pet with you. If your pet is lost during a trip, a photograph will make it easier for others (airline employees, the police, shelter workers, and others) to help you find your pet.