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Old 01-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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No good deed goes unpunished!

Last night I was able to grab the skinniest kitten in the stray group around here, bring him inside to eat and let him back out after he was done. I tried this again tonight and he flipped when I went to bring him inside and in the fight to leave gave me a few scratches. I've already washed with Dial, used hand sanitizer and went over the scratches with peroxide. He was the one I thought would want to be a house cat. Apparently not! I learned my lesson lol. He went trotting away and rolled around in the grass and played. I guess he really likes it outdoors.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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I am a health inspector and saw your thread. You should see a doctor if you were scratched by a stray cat. Your doctor will probably recommend rabies shots for you. Stray cats can carry rabies. You should not pick up stray animals, they are not vaccinated and are at risk for rabies. I am not trying to scare you, but you should see a doctor immediately.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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lol, i did the same thing 4 nights ago, and still have the scratches, I will go get rabbi shot when foam is coming from mouth
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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lol, i did the same thing 4 nights ago, and still have the scratches, I will go get rabbi shot when foam is coming from mouth
Too late once symptoms appear and it can be months before they appear. Rabies is 99.9% fatal. ( I think there has been one survivor in the US )

I don't know the risk from cat scratches, but it is certainly something I'd want to run by my physician.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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Too late once symptoms appear and it can be months before they appear. Rabies is 99.9% fatal. ( I think there has been one survivor in the US )

I don't know the risk from cat scratches, but it is certainly something I'd want to run by my physician.
Rabies can only be transmitted in the final stages of the disease. If the cat doesn't get sick and die in the next 10 days then I'm fine. He looks as healthy as can be. I swear he skipped away from me in satisfaction lol.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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A co-worker of mine got a staph infection after being scratched by one of her own indoor cats. Be careful to watch the scratches for signs of infection.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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Rabies can only be transmitted in the final stages of the disease. If the cat doesn't get sick and die in the next 10 days then I'm fine. He looks as healthy as can be. I swear he skipped away from me in satisfaction lol.
You need to check your info about rabies.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #8
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My daughter was scratched by a stray cat one year when we visited an upstate NY farm, and she had to get the series of rabies shots. The worry is that a cat may lick its paws and the rabies virus in its saliva would then be on its claws to infect the scratched person. Not to scare you, and I'm sure the odds are very small to contract rabies this way, but like the other poster said, once you have symptoms, it's too late, and fatal. Not a chance I was willing to take with my daughter. I would speak to my doctor if I were you, just to be safe.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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lol, i did the same thing 4 nights ago, and still have the scratches, I will go get rabbi shot when foam is coming from mouth
Sorry, but even a rabbi won't be able to help, LOL!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:08 AM   #10
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f you cannot afford to visit a doctor, then please stop messing with stray animals. It would seem from your other posts that you are likely not in a position to take your pets to the vet wither--yet when you bring a stray into the home you expose those pets to a variety of possible illness.
You really need to leave the feral cats alone--for their own good as well as for your and your pets safety.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #11
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f you cannot afford to visit a doctor, then please stop messing with stray animals. It would seem from your other posts that you are likely not in a position to take your pets to the vet wither--yet when you bring a stray into the home you expose those pets to a variety of possible illness.
You really need to leave the feral cats alone--for their own good as well as for your and your pets safety.
The stray was only in the bathroom and it was completely sterilized with bleach before my animals were allowed near it.

And I did contact a rescue, they were the ones who told me to try to catch them. I was going to keep him in the bathroom until I could get him to them but my dog went nuts and wouldn't stop barking at the bathroom door. We have quiet rules in my town so I couldn't let her bark all night and unfortunately they only come around at night.

There is one with a broken leg that I've been trying to catch because the rescue said they would pay for its medical treatment but it won't let me near it.

I'm just trying to do the right thing, I'm an animal lover and seeing them go hungry or in the case of the injured one, in pain, is killing me. If I put food out the skinny one and the injured one don't get much if any because the bigger cats are fighting for it. I stopped putting out food.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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OP: I've stated my opinion on your other thread about feeding and messing with those feral cats. So have others. What's sad is that you will ignore all of the posts warning you about the dangers and the number of cats that will end up at your house. Something will go wrong. Then you will run to someone else for help because the situation will get out of control.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #13
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I am a health inspector and saw your thread. You should see a doctor if you were scratched by a stray cat. Your doctor will probably recommend rabies shots for you. Stray cats can carry rabies. You should not pick up stray animals, they are not vaccinated and are at risk for rabies. I am not trying to scare you, but you should see a doctor immediately.
I read on a website that you only really have to worry if you're bit as its spread by saliva.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:49 PM   #14
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I read on a website that you only really have to worry if you're bit as its spread by saliva.
You still may want to contact your Dr. You don't want to get cat scratch fever either.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #15
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Why bother.. They are feral and can do just fine without help ...

Actually better..
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