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Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest. 

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.

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.

Egg Hunt This Saturday

The 2011 Byron Community Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. in Jailhouse Park, downtown Byron. There will be over 1100 eggs hidden in the park and ages 6 and under will "hunt" separately so everyone will get an equal chance at the egg bounty!

An Easter display will be set up to provide a photo opportunity.

The Byron Community Yard Sale will also take place on  Saturday, April 23rd at 8 a.m. Line up along the tracks in the grassy area on Heritage Blvd. It's first come first serve.

Paws at the Park: Doggy Beauty Pageant!

Byron Farmers Market on Saturday April 30th from 10 a.m.-noon for a Paws at the Park event.

The doggy beauty pageant begins at 11 a.m. There will be four categories: Dog King, Big Dog Queen (for dogs 35lbs and up) and Princess and Prince (for little dogs)...prizes will be awarded to the winners and they will be "crowned" and receive a cape for their victory. 

A local kennel will give free toenail clips for dogs, a doggie clothing sale will be on site, and other vendors selling dog-related accessories will be on site as well.

Peach County Animal Rescue will also be on site to have dog adoptions.

If you are interested in participating, please call Regina at 478-956-5555 or email at byroncrossing@yahoo.com.

Canine Rescue Opens

The Peach State Canine Rescue will have its grand opening Saturday, March 5.

A yard sale for the shelter begins at 9 a.m.

The rescue is located at 1610 Peach Parkway in Fort Valley.