Decreasing the risk of rabies transmission

Council approved a motion asking staff to report back on strategies to decrease or eliminate the risk of rabies transmission when dogs and cats are sold to the public, including the requirement that all dogs and cats to be licensed and fully immunized against rabies at the point of sale. Council also approved a request to ask the provincial government to regulate the sale of dogs and cats to ensure that anyone who may come into contact with these animals is protected against the risk of rabies transmission.