The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulates the importation of dogs into the United States, ensuring that they appear healthy, and are fully vaccinated against rabies. CDC staff review dog importations at 18-U.S. international airports, and land ports of entry. At other airports and land borders, CDC works with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers who also inspect the imported dogs, making sure CDC’s requirements are met. . In this image, captured by CDC staff member, Misty Ellis, in December 2015, Officer-in-Charge Carolina Luna-Pinto was shown inspecting dogs, which had just arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from the Dominican Republic. The picture was an entry in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the categories of Programs-International and People-International.