Cat Rabies is on the increase. Presently the number of documented cases of Feline Rabies exceeds that of all other domestic animals. Cat Rabies is a major public health concern.
Because of the fatal outcome and potential for human exposure, Rabies vaccination is recommended, it’s also a law in many states. All cats 12 weeks of age and older can receive an initial shot which is repeated at 1 or 3 year intervals, depending on the vaccine. Having your cat vaccinated for Rabies can also protect you legally. If an unvaccinated pet is bitten by another unvaccinated animal, the pet must be quarantined for 6 months or euthanized. Putting a healthy pet to sleep just because he was not vaccinated is a tragedy for all involved.