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Animal Health Act 1981, Rabies (Control) Order 1974

New Forest District Council is not responsible for the enforcement of legislation or of any controls in relation to rabies; this function is undertaken primarily by Hampshire County Council and also DEFRA. Their areas of responsibility include:

  • Enforcement of legislation in relation to the illegal landing of mammals (dogs, cats, etc);
  • Enforcement of Rabies Control Orders which put restrictions on premises/places;
  • Policing possible outbreaks (in conjunction with DEFRA); and
  • Development of Rabies Contingency Plan.

For more information you should contact Hampshire County Council Animal Health Team:


Telephone: 01962 833620

Address: Montgomery House, Monarch Way, Winchester SO22 5PW

Alternatively, information is available on the DEFRA website: DEFRA Rabies Page

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Updated: 5 Aug 2016
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