If you have an outside cat, even if it only goes outside occasionally, be sure and get it vaccinated for rabies. You can’t be too careful on this. Rabies is a fatal disease.
Contra Costa Times staff writer Sandy Kleffman really pointed that out in the Saturday, Dec. 12, Times in her story about 60 people in the San Ramon, Calif., area who are undergoing a series of five precautionary rabies shots after touching a stray kitten that had the deadly disease.
Outdoor cats are more likely to encounter a rabid wild animal and get scratch or bitten than other pets are, so please get your outdoor cats vaccinated!