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This isn't Big Brother bullshit, this is about rabies.

Rabies isn't amusing.

Get your pets vaccinated against rabies according to your state and local regulations.

Even your only-indoor-never-go-out pets.


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Posts: 10775 | Location: Florida | Registered: June 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This isn't about rabies or vaccination; nobody here has suggested not vaccinating their pet, nor has anyone suggested that they follow such a policy.

It's about the government stepping in to quarantine an animal when the event occurred indoors, with an indoor, vaccinated animal.
 
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They're afraid Fredward might go out and bite somebody.
 
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Cat Scratch Fever is no joke! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin


No shit. Look what it did to brother Ted! Big Grin


Seriously though, my oldest daughter got a case of the real deal, claws dug in on the back of her hand when she did a "belly rub" and got "grabbed". Her arm was swollen until her skin looked shiny from her fingers to her shoulder, and lymph glands to where she could not get her arm below 45* to her side. All her other lymph nodes were swollen and looked like she had mumps.

She was on several meds for about two weeks and it took a few weeks more before she was 100%

Pretty rough for a 9 year old. (and her parents...)




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Posts: 39572 | Location: fl | Registered: December 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:
This isn't about rabies or vaccination; nobody here has suggested not vaccinating their pet, nor has anyone suggested that they follow such a policy.

It's about the government stepping in to quarantine an animal when the event occurred indoors, with an indoor, vaccinated animal.


Are you sure about that?

I don't see the specific information in the OP's post that the kitty was up to date on its rabies vaccination.

If it was, then .gov was overzealous.

In many or most places, there are laws/regulations requiring a physician to report animal bites to the public health department. Public health (by whatever name) is required to investigate the rabies vaccination status of the animal involved.

If it is up to date, it may be quarantined at home and released after a quarantine exam at the end of the ten days.

If the animal is not up to date, other actions are set in motion.


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Posts: 10775 | Location: Florida | Registered: June 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by RichardC:
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:
This isn't about rabies or vaccination; nobody here has suggested not vaccinating their pet, nor has anyone suggested that they follow such a policy.

It's about the government stepping in to quarantine an animal when the event occurred indoors, with an indoor, vaccinated animal.


Are you sure about that?

I don't see the specific information in the OP's post that the kitty was up to date on its rabies vaccination.

If it was, then .gov was overzealous.

In many or most places, there are laws/regulations requiring a physician to report animal bites to the public health department. Public health (by whatever name) is required to investigate the rabies vaccination status of the animal involved.

If it is up to date, it may be quarantined at home and released after a quarantine exam at the end of the ten days.

If the animal is not up to date, other actions are set in motion.

Yeah, OP did not mention vaccinations, and as I read the post I also assumed the kitten had not had her shots yet.

Will be interested in hearing if that assumption holds. If animal control freaks out over a 6-month-old kitten that is up to date on the rabies vaccinations, they are indeed out of line.
 
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Of course her shots are up to date and on file with the county. That’s why I’m pissed.
 
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Don’t answer their calls. Don’t answer the door. Consider the matter settled and move on. There is literally nothing they can do. Nothing. They have no backbone and can’t do anything.


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https://www.floridatoday.com/s...ies-risk/2723576002/


Jim Waymer, Florida Today Published 11:01 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2019 | Updated 11:18 a.m. ET Feb. 14, 2019


MELBOURNE — "Marcia Carlin kept "Termite" crated next to her desk at the Humane Society of South Brevard, where she's the manager. Her daughter had found the black kitten in the lot of the Dog Spot Hotel on Industry Drive, with a broken leg and a bite wound on its tail.
Termite was testy, so Carlin reached into the cage to pat his tummy. Termite bit her right thumb, drawing blood.
"I never would have thought rabies," Carlin said. "He didn't bite me out of meanness."
A day later, Termite began panting and chewing on his good leg. He had to be put down. Tests confirmed rabies. Termite was the fourth rabid stray cat reported in Brevard since July.
Over the last six months, from July to January, bites or scratches from the four rabid stray cats in Brevard resulted in 13 people requiring costly rabies shots to save their lives …

… When animal services captures an animal that bites or scratches someone, they quarantine it for 10 days. That's how long it typically takes rabies to kill the animal after the virus enters the brain, the only time the animal is infectious to humans. If the animal shows rabies symptoms or dies, the exposed person gets the shots. If 10 days pass and the animal is fine, they don't need the shots.

Health officials administered 85 post-rabies exposure treatments in Brevard last year, including 22 caused by cats, 33 by raccoons, and rest by dogs, bats and one monkey.

Statewide, possible rabies exposures have jumped from 475 in 2000 to more than 4,000 in 2018, according to state health data."


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Posts: 10775 | Location: Florida | Registered: June 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Final update: After standing me up twice, animal control finally came out, looked at he cat from across the room, looked at her shot record, and went away. With all the heartburn you would have thought it was about an unreported gunshot wound.
 
Posts: 14948 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Glad it worked out.... and I'm glad I did what I did a couple years ago when I decided to see if a neighbors dog would really bite me... the dog was on a leash being held back.... what I did was let the wound bleed for 4 days.... did not call anyone or go to any facility.
 
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Damn shame when seeking medical treatment results in such a hassle. If it happens again I'll likely lie like a rug.
 
Posts: 14948 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This may be a thread drift, or not even belong in this thread, but...

There is a reported big problem in Northern Arizona of fleas carrying The Plague.

Would you have a problem with authorities coming and checking your real estate, and your pets, for fleas carrying THE PLAGUE ???

Pretty serious business, the plague. I don't want any part of relations with The Plague.

LINK

I don't know why but I'm not able to copy and paste the article here, sorry, you'll have to click and read.
 
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But it's not the plague. It's my fully vaccinated, on file with the county indoor cat. Why bother to get the license if they're going to screw with you anyway? At any rate, it's over now.
 
Posts: 14948 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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But it's not the plague. It's my fully vaccinated, on file with the county indoor cat. Why bother to get the license if they're going to screw with you anyway? At any rate, it's over now.


But, but, it's gubbermint! It is their job to screw with us!


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Posts: 24548 | Location: Virginia | Registered: December 16, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Final update: After standing me up twice, animal control finally came out, looked at he cat from across the room, looked at her shot record, and went away. With all the heartburn you would have thought it was about an unreported gunshot wound.


Next time, have some fun with animal control. Don't feed the cat for three days. Two minutes before they arrive, cover the cat's face in whipped cream. One minute before they arrive, set off a brick of firecrackers. When you open the door, splash them with chicken grease. Stand back, and enjoy.

Worth it.
 
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Interesting prank, but I actually LIKE my cat. I could do the same thing with my ex-wife, though. Hmm.
 
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I got my arm tore up by a hawk and all they did was laugh at me while patching me up.


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