Joan Embery

Animal and environmental advocate

Joan Embery has served as a champion of environmental, conservation and preservation issues around the world, most notably as spokeswoman for the Zoological Society of San Diego. Her work has included hundreds of television shows as diverse as "The Tonight Show," with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno "CBS This Morning," PBS programs, "Mr. Rogers," "Entertainment Tonight" and her own syndicated series "Animal Express and "Animals of Africa."

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LUV to Travel

Here at Southwest, we like to do things a bit differently than "the other guys". We pride ourselves on making it both simple and fun to fly wherever it is that life takes you. With that in mind, Southwest Airlines wants to enhance the Customer Experience for pet-LUVing travelers, too! We welcome small, vaccinated domestic cats and dogs in an appropriate pet carrier in the aircraft cabin. We require a $75 Pet Fare per pet carrier each way and accept payment at the ticket counter. Southwest's pet policy states that we will accept up to five (5) pet carriers per scheduled flight. However, from time to time, circumstances may allow for more than five pet carriers on a flight.

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10 Tips for Enjoying Spring with Your Pet

With long days and warm weather just around the corner, now's the time to fill your calendar with fun, pet-related activities. Here are top tips for enjoying spring to the fullest while keeping your pets safe.

1. Invest in Bug Protection
Though you may have taken the winter off from flea and tick prevention (not recommended), it's time to start up again before spending extended periods of time in the park or any wooded areas. These pesky pets can be a nightmare to get rid of and can carry diseases that could prove fatal to your pet.

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