To avoid the risk of rabies infection, the U.S. federal government expects all importers of rabid country dogs to present a rabies vaccination certificate upon entry into the country. Owners and importers of dogs that have not been adequately vaccinated benefit from a signed containment agreement, which stipulates that the animal must be imprisoned and vaccinated in accordance with federal rules (42 CFR 71.51). These ordinances were developed in the 1950s: the purpose of this evaluation is to determine whether form is a low-cost method to prevent the importation of rabid or un rabid dogs, given the high rates of travel and trade in contemporary society. The program`s operating costs were compared to the number of rabies cases in the Canine that were prevented by the 2,130 forms issued in calendar year 2012. It was estimated that this year, the federal government spent about $1,050,000 to prevent less than one case of rabies (0.039 – 0.622 cases). Information gathered by government and local partners has highlighted that there are also many problems related to the form that influences their function, such as absence. B clear obligations for public and local services and ill-defined consequences for non-compliant importers. The results of this study suggest that the federal government should abolish the process of the dog containment agreement and develop a stricter dog importation policy, which will make better use of resources and directly prevent the importation of rabid and unvaccinated dogs. With the considerable increase in the number of containment agreements required by dog importers in recent years, monitoring detention agreements to identify and combat offences, as described above, has become administratively cumbersome. Investigations have shown that, in many cases, when importers have breached their containment agreements, these containment agreements have been issued to persons who import dogs for commercial or non-pet purposes, contrary to the intent of the birthing agreement. HHS/CDC, in collaboration with the relevant public and local authorities, found that, in certain circumstances, the conditions of the containment agreements are not enforced by the importer.
The public and local health authorities responsible for enforcing the detention agreements have informed the HHS/CDC that some importers have knowingly or unknowingly provided inaccurate information on the agreement on the location of velvet delivery. In other circumstances, government and local authorities reported, after monitoring the containment of the dogs, that the dogs were not properly locked up in accordance with the provisions of the containment contract (i.e. the dog was not kept isolated from other animals and persons, except for the contacts necessary for its maintenance or if the dog was allowed to leave the enclosure, was not muzzled and kept on a leash). (3) history of non-compliance with HHS/CDC authorization agreements; Containment agreements between HHS/CDC and the importer are designed to ensure that under-vaccinated dogs are restricted to minimize the risk of exposure to rabies by individuals and other animals, especially dogs, until dogs are considered sufficiently vaccinated against rabies. HHS/CDC considers containment agreements as an exception to the general rule that all imported dogs must be properly vaccinated against rabies, unless they come from a rabies-free country or are used in scientific research where rabies vaccination would interfere with rabies vaccination.