Memphis PD Issues Pet Quarantine

As of Monday, March 25th, the Memphis Police Department has issued that all pet owners keep their animals inside their property.

This comes after 4 cases of rabies in skunks were confirmed in the town.

If any animal is found outside of the owner’s property Memphis Animal Control will seize it and in order to be released owner must show proof of vaccination.

If the animal does not have any proof of vaccination, an animal control officer will take the animal to get vaccinated and, at the owner’s expense, be issued a city tag.

The only exception to the quarantine is service animals, but they must have their vest on and the owner must carry proof that the animal is proof of certified and vaccinations.

The Police Department said they issued the quarantine to try and protect pets and stop the spread of rabies.