U.S. CDC Suspending Import of Dogs From Over 100 Countries Due to Risk of Rabies


The United States is banning dogs from more than 100 countries due to the risk of rabies.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the new policy will affect dog-rescue missions, imports from dog breeders and people bringing in pets.

According to the CDC, “This temporary action is necessary to ensure the health and safety of dogs imported into the United States and to protect the public’s health against the reintroduction of canine rabies virus variant (dog rabies) into the United States.”

The ban starts July 14 and is expected to last at least a year. Read the full notice on the CDC’s website.

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