Earlier this week, 57 bipartisan Members of the U.S House of Representatives, including 35 Democrats and 22 Republicans, sent a letter to leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the agency to rescind its abrupt suspension of canine imports from 113 countries, effective on July 14th. InContinue Reading

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Democratic Senator Tina Smith announced today a bill that would combat the spread of foreign animal diseases entering the United States–it’s called The Healthy Dog Importation Act. The act would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) programContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) issued a rabies alert for the South Lake Shores area of Titusville 32796. This is in response to a cat that tested positive on December 14, 2020. All residents and visitors in Brevard County should be aware that rabies is presentContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding Moss and Ranchlands Parks in Winter Springs. The alert is in response to a raccoon which tested positive for rabies in that area. Residents and visitors in the area bordered to the northContinue Reading

This week, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control responded Towering Pines Drive in Lakeland, in reference to a fight between a dog and a raccoon.  The owner of the dachshund separated the two animals and confined the raccoon until Animal Control responded and took it into custody. The raccoon wasContinue Reading

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the ninth positive rabies case in Polk County for the year. On Monday, November 11, 2019, PCSO received a call from a resident in southeast Bartow whose two dogs had cornered a raccoon in her backyard.Continue Reading