Re: vaccinations (Rabies Vacc)

AZ-HART ( (no email) )
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 15:34:10 -0700

I get Rabies Vaccinations for all of my own and our shelter cats. This is
not because of the fear of Rabies, which in Maricopa County (Phoenix,AZ) we
don't have, but because if a cat bites someone and breaks the skin, and
they report it (which vet offices do when vet techs get bit), you can
quarrantine the animal at home. If you do not have proof of a Rabies Vacc
and they bite someone, you have to quarrantine the animal either at a Vet's
office or the county Pound, which you must pay for by the day.

On two occasions I had a cat bite a vet tech, the first time being a very
friendly cat not feeling well from respiratory, and the second time being a
feral cat that we had someone drop off for FeLV/FIV testing and shots at
our vet. In both cases, of course, it cost me boarding fees.

This is how it works in Arizona. That's why I get Rabies Vaccinations done
for every cat or dog.

Irene Hart
In Memory of "Dudley" 9/22/98 & "Callie" 2/15/99
Arizona Homeless Animals Rescue Team (AZ-HART)
Email us at:

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him
prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the
principal difference between a dog and a man."
--Mark Twain

> From: bonnie kalmbach <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: vaccinations
> Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 11:29 PM
> At 05:24 PM 2/17/99 -0500, Barb wrote:
> > As to the Rabies, I do get that also but it is prob not as vital. I
> >it because I figure with my luck, a rabid mouse would get in the house!
> My vet mentioned the possibily of a bat getting inside, specifically
> through the attic of an old house - which I have.
> Bonnie

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