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Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Summer Safety Tips

Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool.

Heat Hazards

If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child's wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.

Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.

Always provide plenty of cool, fresh water.

Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun's heat is less intense.

Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog's paws.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 
 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Share Your Memories

As Hawkinsville experiences the loss of Ashton Miranda Bartlet, feel free to share your favorite memories with her here.

Read the update on the incident.

Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Rebecca Bunn, won the Teen Miss Ga. Forestry title in Tifton, Ga. Saturday.

Bunn goes to nationals on September 3.

Your Dad-isms: Fatherly Wisdom Around Central Georgia

We asked what you remember your father saying most often. Here is our collection of fatherly wisdom. Happy Father's Day, Dads! Thank you so much to everyone who shared a Dad-ism. Here they are for your reading pleasure. (These are collected from Where You Live comments and facebook posts on 13WMAZ's Fan page.) I enjoyed everyone's response!

Dad-isms: What Did Your Dad Always Say?

With Father's Day coming up Sunday, June 19, we want you to think back to your childhood. Think of all the things your father ever said to you.

What was one thing that your dad always seemed to say? 

 

 

Organization Announces Pulaski County as State's Newest "Community for Opportunity"

 

Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Community Affairs Saralyn Stafford will announce Pulaski County’s designation as the state’s newest Communities of Opportunity (Co-Op).

That's according to an Archway Partnership news release.

The Pulaski County Board of Education and City of Hawkinsville will host the event Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m.

Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey and City Commissioner Shelly Berryhill will sign the contract recognizing formal designation.  

Priority efforts to reduce teen pregnancy by 25% in Pulaski County by the year 2013 will begin under this program.

The news release says that each day in Georgia, 62 teenage girls find out they are pregnant.

Fewer than 50 percent of teen mothers graduate from high school and less than 2 percent earn college degrees. 

Children of teen mothers are more likely to be born prematurely and at low birth weight.