Can you imagine being frightened of every friendly animal you meet?
Imagine rabies, in Britain.
All dogs will be leashed and muzzled. Foxes will be destroyed. Wildlife at risk. No animal may be moved in or out of the infected area. All cats will be restrained.
Just one animal - smuggled in - could lead to all this.
So if you suspect anyone of smuggling, tell the police.
If rabies breaks out, any animal found loose will be seized, taken away, and if it is not claimed, destroyed.
Rabies is a killer.
We must keep rabies out.