A four-month-old puppy from Slovakia has been taken into quarantine by Northamptonshire County Council s trading standards service after it was illegally imported into the UK without being vaccinated against Rabies.
The puppy had been microchipped, showing the Slovakia country code on its chip number. It also had paperwork that detailed routine vaccinations and worming, but did not include a rabies vaccination.
For dogs, cats and other mammals to enter the UK, it is necessary for them to have either spent four months in approved quarantine kennels or to have complied with the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS).
Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, county council cabinet member for Strategic infrastructure and public protection told Connect FM: “It appears that the puppy arrived in this country illegally, breaching regulations that are in place to safeguard against rabies and other diseases.”
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