Animal welfare

6. Rabies protections

The risk of rabies is increased by illegally imported dogs and cats, who carry the disease.

Stockport council has a Notifiable Animal Disease Contingency Plan in place which is reviewed on an annual basis.

The plan recognises that should Rabies come to Great Britain, it will change the way of life for many inhabitants. Therefore, we're fully committed in its support of the various measures which form the backbone of the Government’s declared policy. The aim is to keep rabies from our shores.

For more information, visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.