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Rabies alert because woman pets a stray cat — 4 Comments

  1. Health officials seeking people who may have had contact with rabid kitten | News OK – June 15, 2017

    http://newsok.com/article/5552980

    Think they’ll be able to find everyone? Well, they will, eventually. When they are found dying of rabies after they have gone “mad” and attacked others. That’s one way I guess. I wonder if all children in the area will be honest with their parents about playing with a kitten or even remember.

    I guess too that all those people from decades ago who first wrote all the no-animals-at-large and rabies-prevention laws were really stupid. Only today’s cat-advocates know what’s wise. Sigh …

    • You are exaggerating to serve your purposes. You obviously don’t like cats and you don’t like people who like cats. So you exaggerate. We know that the last known case of transmission of rabies from cat to person was in 1975. And you are talking about people wandering around the neighbourhood going mad with rabies and attacking other people! I think you’ve been watching too many episodes of The Walking Dead.

      Read this:

      https://pictures-of-cats.org/are-feral-cats-a-health-hazard.html

  2. It’s a bad idea to pet any animal you don’t know. I see daily someone approach a person with a dog on leash kneel down and shove their face in the animals face.
    Keep your hands off animals you don’t know. This same behavior gets someone in trouble with wild animals in state and national parks and just open spaces every year. These encounters often end up with the dog/cat/wildlife being destroyed when it goes south.
    Yesterday my BIL reached out and petted Mook despite my warning that she will bite strangers. Luckily she had an easy escape route.

  3. Feral cats normally don’t allow themselves to be petted by anyone, especially a stranger. So, this was probably a stray that may have been hanging around ferals.

    Many times stray cats will approach humans,and want some attention. Most cat lovers, will respond rather than ignore.

    I would. Even if the cat bit or scratched me, I probably wouldn’t see a doctor. I’d just wash it and put some anti-bacterial ointment on. I wouldn’t assume that the cat had rabies, but more likely that the cat reacted because I was unfamiliar with the cat’s petting limits.

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