What happens if I get bitten by a cat?
First, don’t get bit! No one should get bitten because feral or stray cats should not be handled, period. If the event you don’t heed this advice and you are scratched and/or bitten by an unvaccinated cat, you should seek medical attention right way for anything that breaks the skin. You and your personal medical professional will determine the appropriate course of care for you which could be very expensive so once again, don’t touch the cat! In fact, the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines dictate that if the cat bites or scratches, the cat must be quarantined for 10 days and monitored for any signs of the rabies virus. Now, that is a pain for you and the cat…so just don’t handle the cat(s).