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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.

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    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.

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      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.

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

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