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The Oxhill News

February 2013

This months News

Contents

 

Donít Unwittingly Help the Spread of Rabies

Donít unwittingly help the spread of rabies warn Warwickshire County Councilís Trading Standards Service.

Increasing numbers of puppies are being imported illegally from Eastern Europe in to the UK where puppy prices are much higher and are being sold via adverts on the Internet and in newspaper small ads as UK bred dogs.

They are accompanied by bogus animal histories (breed and pedigree information) and forged documents.

Smuggled puppies and kittens may carry diseases including rabies! Rabies remains a problem in Eastern Europe.

New advice on buying dogs and cats is now available:

Buy your animal from a reputable supplier. Advice is available from organisations such as the RSPCA.

Check the animalís history by speaking to a previous owner. If you are buying a puppy or kitten, you should ask to see it with its mother and the rest of the litter.

View the animal and its documentation before you buy. The documentation must be correct. For information visit: www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/buying-cat-dog/

If you have any doubts about an animal speak to your vet before agreeing to buy it.

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