The City of Memphis has issued a city-wide pet quarantine.
City officials said this is due to four confirmed cases of rabies within the city limits.
Officials ask pet owners to keep their pets on their property during the quarantine. They said if any animals off of the owner’s property, the animal will be picked up by the Memphis Animal Control, and for the animal to be released to the owner, proof of vaccination will need to be shown or confirmed.
Officials said if there is no proof of vaccination, the animal will be taken to be vaccinated and be issued a city tag at the owner’s expense.
The city said the only exceptions to the quarantine are service animals. City officials said the service animal must have its vest on and the owner must carry proof that the animal is a certified service animal, as well as proof of vaccinations.
If you have any questions on the quarantine, contact Memphis Animal Control.