Fans encouraged to leave Fido behind on game day

September 11, 2008

Mississippi State's Game Day Committee is encouraging fans to observe safety precautions, including the potential hazards of bringing animals into crowded tailgating areas.

"We understand that people love their pets, but for safety and sanitary reasons, we encourage fans to leave their animals at home," said Jim Jones, chair of the university's Game Day Committee. "Both the temperatures and the high concentration of people create an atmosphere that is unsuitable for animals."

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