04-27-2012, 12:32 PM
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Feral cats are a big carrier of rabies..... Feeding wild cats , trying to pet one, etc... big no no.
What folks tend to forget, when they don't vaccinate for rabies, both dogs/cats/horses etc, because they say their animals aren't around wild animals:
Feral cat fights with your unvaccinated cat, contracts rabies. By the time symptoms show up in your pet cat, its too late for the cat and anyone it has scratched, bitten, etc.
Dog comes inside smelling like a skunk... Said skunk is rabid. You don't see the tiny little hole in your dogs nose, dog kisses, licks, scratches human. Rabies.
Horses stick their nosy noses out to see what the skunk, cat, bat on the ground, etc and gets bit. Again, nobody sees, or doesn't worry about small puncture wound cause obviously horse poked its nose on something. Said horse contracts rabies.........
By the time the symptoms show up in a pet, its too late.
Vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate...