Young-Williams gives advice on traveling during Labor Day weekend

(Photo: Young-Williams Animal Center)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Around 35 million people will travel during Labor Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Young-Williams Animal Center says it is important to remember your pets.

The center has a variety of tips for pet-owners to keep their pets safe and comfortable during the holiday weekend.

  • Call ahead to make sure your hotel allows pets and if so, what additional fees are charged.
  • Keep your pet safe in a well ventilated crate or carrier.
  • Prepare your pet for a long car ride by taking short rides several days before the trip.
  • Be sure to take appropriate breaks to allow your pet to stretch his legs.
  • Make sure your pet can be identified and returned to you if lost.
  • Never leave your pet in an unoccupied car. Temperatures inside a car can be several degrees warmer or colder than the outside.
  • Make your pet comfortable on the trip by bringing along his favorite toy or blanket.
  • Don’t forget to pack plenty of food and bottled water for your pet as well as any medications.
  • Make sure to research your vacation destination to identify a veterinarian or animal clinic in case of emergency.
  • Know the rules and requirements for pets not only at your hotel, but other attractions you may visit while on vacation.

Also, Mabre is available for adoption. She is a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd/Mix. She is looking a forever home.


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