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  •  As long as they are spayed/neutered and (3+ / 0-)
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    vaccinated, I completely agree. There's always a risk of rabies in outdoor cats (which, statistically, carry rabies more than dogs in most places just because of their hunting habits and because fewer people vaccinate ferals than dogs).

    Get rid of predators, whether large or small, and you have problems. Think Kaibob Disaster.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:26:05 PM PST

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    •  Varies wildly depending on which part of (2+ / 0-)
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      the country.

      West of the Rockies, rabies is practically unheard of cats.  In the Northeast and parts of the South, it's really common.

      http://www.cdc.gov/...

      Everyone should always vaccinate any cat that goes outside, and should be aware of relevant state laws when deciding whether to vaccinate cats who don't.

      This place needs a PVP server.

      by JesseCW on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:00:49 PM PST

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      •  Here in CA, it's usually cats. Probably from bats. (1+ / 0-)
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        At least in terms of domestics.

        Where I live (so cal w/i the forest boundary), rabies carriers are thus for 2012 (here, pdf):

        1. bats (145)
        2. skunks (10)
        3. fox (2)
        4. cat/dog/raccoon (1 each)

        Prior few years look different, includes one cow, but still mostlyt bats/skunks/fox.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:16:11 PM PST

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        •  No cats in 2010. (1+ / 0-)
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          Only four in the first decade of the millenium (here in CA).

          In NY, however, 42 in 2010.

          Mostly bats and skunks.

          The biggest reason to get a cat vaccinated for rabies here isn't fear of the cat getting rabies - it's so the cat won't have to be destroyed or quarantined if someone gets bit and tries to insist.

          This place needs a PVP server.

          by JesseCW on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:24:09 PM PST

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    •  We have a wonderful clinic (1+ / 0-)
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      that does vaccinations along with the spay/neuter here.  Took me ages to find one that would let me bring in a dog crate full of whatever cats we had managed to trap at a time.  So many of them required 1 cat per carrier, and had all kinds of rules making it nearly impossible to work for ferals.

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