Pet cat dies rabid in Smithfield, Health Dept. warns Birch Road residents

Dec 16, 2011 Full story: The Observer 96

The Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health are advising residents of the Birch Road area in Smithfield that an owned pet cat that succumbed while exhibiting signs of rabies has been confirmed positive for rabies.

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Pipestone, MN

#1 Dec 27, 2011
Rabies is only the tip of the iceberg of diseases that cats spread to humans and other animals today.

They include: Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Plague, Rabies, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasma.[Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Flea-borne Typhus and Tularemia can now also be added to that list.

The plague:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8059908
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/07July...

Tularemia (transmissible to humans):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/health/misce...
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/artic...

Flea-borne Typhus:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-317...

Hookworm -- that ruined businesses in parts of Miami:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-24/n...

And perhaps the most insidious one of all, their common Toxoplasma gondii parasite that they spread through their feces into all other animals and even livestock. This is how it gets into meats and humans get it from undercooked meats, from cats roaming around stockyards and farms. If you advocate for cats as rodent-control on farms and ranches you've already doomed those cats to being destroyed by drowning or shooting when it becomes a financial liability more than any asset. Ranchers and farmers are fully aware that cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasite can cause the very same birth defects, still-births, and miscarriages in their livestock (and wildlife) as it can in pregnant women. This is why any cats are routinely destroyed around gestating livestock. Common rural practice everywhere. The risk of financial loss is too great to do otherwise.

People working in their gardens or children playing in their yards can contract T. gondii directly from the parasite's oocysts that cats defecate everywhere. These "parasite-seeds" can survive over a year long and winters as cold as -10 degrees. Not even washing your garden-vegetables and hands in bleach will destroy them. It becomes a permanent lifetime parasite in your mind, ready to strike at any time that your immune system becomes compromised. It's now being linked to the cause of autism, schizophrenia, and brain cancers.

The weirdest part of all, its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are actually attracted to cat urine.
http://scitizen.com/neuroscience/parasite-hij...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/...
So even the often proclaimed use for cats to control rodents is now false. Cats actually attract rodents to your home, with their whole slew of flea-borne and other diseases. If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract them to your area.

Rabies, the one most often mentioned in stray and feral cats, is just one of the minor concerns. And even having your cat vaccinated against rabies doesn't prevent it from bringing in a mouthful or claws full of fresh rabies virus every day to you, or to another animal or human, after you've let it out to go shred apart that rabid bat behind the garage or in the hedge.

The time has come to destroy them all whenever spotted away from quarantined confinement. There's no other solution. We have nobody but cat-lovers to thank for this disaster.

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#3 Dec 27, 2011
Whoever reads the cmments from the first poster please know he is a deranged, sadistic monster. Most of what he writes is not true!
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Pipestone, MN

#7 Dec 27, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
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Don't forget the birds and animals they kill. Cats don't belong on this continent. They are animal polution.
I know all too well about all the animals they kill.

Feral cats and farmers that let theirs roam free have decimated the natural food-chain in my woods. The resident foxes, owls, and other predator animals no longer had a food source. The feral cats destroyed all the smaller animals that all others depended on. The native species all starved to death. That's what cats do to ALL native animals.

I live where it is perfectly legal to defend your property and animals from destruction by others' animals. In fact it's perfectly legal on most any land that's zoned for agricultural or livestock use all throughout the USA. I lost count after dispatching the first 100 piece-of-s*** vermin with a good .22, outfitted with laser-sight and large-aperture illuminated scope. I didn't have to waste even one bullet, making this solution highly economical as well. Think of how many dollars and hours of your lives that you have spent trapping, transporting, calling, complaining, restoring damaged property, et.al.... and still all the problems that these useless cat-lovers have caused remains. If your aim is good this is far more humane than methods that "humane" societies use. Instead of dying a slow death by animal-shelter methods they don't even know they've been shot. It is now the preferred method for disposing of feral cats in many states.(In fact, shooting is too good for them. By all rights, to make things perfectly even, they should be made to starve a slow death, just like they caused to all the predator wildlife. Or maimed to die a slow death, just like they did to all the prey they destroyed. But I'm not as inhumane as cats and cat-lovers are so they get shot and die instantly.)

It's time to give cats and cat-lovers the same consideration and respect that they have for all humans and all wildlife--that means NONE. Don't waste your time arguing with disrespectful, inconsiderate, and ignorant cat-lovers either, as I stupidly tried to do too many times in the past. Just do what needs to be done and there'll be nothing to argue about.

This year owls, foxes, and many other native wildlife that had disappeared for 15 years have returned to my woods. Through a large effort of my own, including raising and releasing native mice and voles to help repopulate the species that their piece-of-s*** cats destroyed. Their lousy cats are finally gone. But I'll shoot again on first-sight the first chance I get. The rewards for ridding one's land of ALL cats and restoring the native wildlife population are far too great.
STINKCAT

UK

#8 Dec 28, 2011
Further Info wrote:
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I know all too well about all the animals they kill.
Feral cats and farmers that let theirs roam free have decimated the natural food-chain in my woods. The resident foxes, owls, and other predator animals no longer had a food source. The feral cats destroyed all the smaller animals that all others depended on. The native species all starved to death. That's what cats do to ALL native animals.This year owls, foxes, and many other native wildlife that had disappeared for 15 years have returned to my woods. Through a large effort of my own, including raising and releasing native mice and voles to help repopulate the species that their piece-of-s*** cats destroyed. Their lousy cats are finally gone. But I'll shoot again on first-sight the first chance I get. The rewards for ridding one's land of ALL cats and restoring the native wildlife population are far too great.
TRULY DERANGED LOL!!

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#9 Dec 28, 2011
STINKCAT wrote:
<quoted text>TRULY DERANGED LOL!!
Isn't he? LOL! Yup the cat kills everything, that's why along with the feral cats here I have deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, fishers (bet he doesn't even know what they are), birds, birds of prey, chipmunks and many other kinds of critters. Sometime we even have bears and moose. But yes the cats have killed them all and those animals are really a figment of my imagination. LOL!!!! IMO I can only hope one day someone takes him out of society:)

Since: Dec 11

havelock, nc

#10 Dec 28, 2011
Well, cats are definitely a threat to wildlife. I volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation, and I've seen many cases where wild animals come in injured by someone's pet or orphaned because their parents have been killed by a pet. I like cats, but they are best kept inside. I mean, I own some non-native reptiles, but I'm not letting my retic slither around outside and eat every animal she comes across. Pets are just fine when they are kept inside(or in a secure outdoor enclosure, on a leash, or otherwise controlled).
STINKCAT

UK

#11 Dec 28, 2011
Coldblooded wrote:
Well, cats are definitely a threat to wildlife. I volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation, and I've seen many cases where wild animals come in injured by someone's pet or orphaned because their parents have been killed by a pet. I like cats, but they are best kept inside. I mean, I own some non-native reptiles, but I'm not letting my retic slither around outside and eat every animal she comes across. Pets are just fine when they are kept inside(or in a secure outdoor enclosure, on a leash, or otherwise controlled).
Only stupid people volunteer unless to help humans and cats of course

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#12 Dec 28, 2011
Coldblooded wrote:
Well, cats are definitely a threat to wildlife. I volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation, and I've seen many cases where wild animals come in injured by someone's pet or orphaned because their parents have been killed by a pet. I like cats, but they are best kept inside. I mean, I own some non-native reptiles, but I'm not letting my retic slither around outside and eat every animal she comes across. Pets are just fine when they are kept inside(or in a secure outdoor enclosure, on a leash, or otherwise controlled).
There are many things that are a threat to wildlife but the most dangerous are humans. Cats are just a very small part of the equation. Everyday I see dozens of animals in the road and many could have been spared if the driver would have slowed down. My neighbors dog has killed everything from chipmunks to foxes. I have been doing rescue work for well over 20 and work very closely with my vet and many other vets and wildlife rehabbers. I have rescued just in cats alone over 1000 and I have 22 here. They have a safe outdoor enclousure to protect them from wildlife and vise versa. One we have trained to walk on a leash. So yes I do agree with keeping pets from harming wildlife, I also find it is not the animals fault but the fault of the owner. Many take it out on the animal by injuring, torturing or killing it and they suffer due to the ignorance of humans. Seems to me that if a cat kills a rabbit it is the cat who is demonized for the death but if a human kills a rabbit with a car the attitude is well the rabbit should have known better to stay out of the road. Go figure?

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#13 Dec 28, 2011
STINKCAT wrote:
<quoted text>Only stupid people volunteer unless to help humans and cats of course
That was totally uncalled for! All animals are God's creatures and deserve respect and compassion.

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#17 Dec 29, 2011
Dead Cat Good Cat wrote:
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Taking animals and keeping them prisoner in a house is cruel. Cats should have stayed where they came from, not exported around the planet. That goes for lizards too. They are finding piranna in the great lakes for christsake.
You're worried about any destruction cats have caused, well you ought to look in the mirror. Humans to should have stayed where they were. Look at this country we call America and the utter destruction they have caused. Bulldozing millions of acres of land, killing the wildlife, putting up concrete buildings, paving asphalt roads, polluting the land, water and air, and creating massive dumps sites with garbage and poison. Over a million animals, mostly wildlife are killed everyday in this country by cars. This does not include wildlife killed when developers bulldoze 10 or 20 acres to put in a Walmart. How many baby birds are killed and how many others are killed by the machinary or squashed to death. Millions of migratory birds die every year due to the lights being on in high rise buildings. And you are worried about the cat! WOW!
STINKCAT

London, UK

#18 Dec 29, 2011
Dead Cat Good Cat wrote:
<quoted text>
Cats should have stayed where they came from, not exported around the planet.
Too late stupid

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#20 Dec 29, 2011
Good Cat Dead Cat wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you, blame humans. Blame humans for animal polution. But lets get a grip and take care of the problem.
No such thing as animal pollution only human pollution. Animals would thrive without humans but humans could never survive with out the animals. Think about it.
STINKCAT

Wallington, UK

#22 Dec 30, 2011
Dead Cat Good Cat wrote:
<quoted text>
Humans brought cats to North America and failed to control them. They are an invasive species because they invade an area and become a dominant species. I a broad definition of pollution they are. They are human pollution.
You may feel better if you hug a tree LOL!
TheParasiteWhisp erer

Pipestone, MN

#24 Dec 30, 2011
They're finding out a surprising thing about cat-owners. The very same way that cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasite hijacks the brains of rodents, making rodents like cats and are also attracted to cat-urine; the very same thing is happening to people. This is why cat-owners cannot even smell the stench of cat-urine. If their minds have been infected with cats' T. gondii parasites it makes them not even notice and sometimes even LIKE the reeking and overpowering stench of cat-urine. The very same smell that neighbors in their own houses will complain about; the smell coming from their cat-hoarding neighbor's home a couple lots away, the smell where it gets so bad they have to actually demolish a home that contained cats; the cat-owner doesn't even notice this smell. The cat-parasites in their minds hijack their minds that completely that they'll even deny that this has happened to them. The proof is in who can and who cannot tolerate the reek of cat-urine stench.

Put this string into a Google search: "cat hoarder" home demolish*

Here's one of just one of 123,000 hits on this pervasive problem of cat-lovers:

http://www.localtvusa.com/southwest-local-new...
STINKCAT

UK

#26 Dec 31, 2011
TheParasiteWhisperer wrote:
They're finding out a surprising thing about cat-owners. The very same way that cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasite hijacks the brains of rodents, making rodents like cats and are also attracted to cat-urine; the very same thing is happening to people. This is why cat-owners cannot even smell the stench of cat-urine. If their minds have been infected with cats' T. gondii parasites it makes them not even notice and sometimes even LIKE the reeking and overpowering stench of cat-urine. The very same smell that neighbors in their own houses will complain about; the smell coming from their cat-hoarding neighbor's home a couple lots away, the smell where it gets so bad they have to actually demolish a home that contained cats; the cat-owner doesn't even notice this smell. The cat-parasites in their minds hijack their minds that completely that they'll even deny that this has happened to them. The proof is in who can and who cannot tolerate the reek of cat-urine stench.
Put this string into a Google search: "cat hoarder" home demolish*
Here's one of just one of 123,000 hits on this pervasive problem of cat-lovers:
http://www.localtvusa.com/southwest-local-new...
Cats have adversely affected your mental stability, Get help psycho

Since: Dec 11

havelock, nc

#28 Dec 31, 2011
Talking to an animal doesn't necessarily mean that you think they can understand you. I talk to animals all the time, but know that they can't understand me. I talk to snakes, and they don't even have ear openings.

Since: Dec 11

havelock, nc

#30 Dec 31, 2011
Wait.. Talking to animals must be another form of vaccine damage, huh? Lol. Just like every trait in any human that deviates at all from what you think is normal. And if they didn't get vaccinated, then it must be because their parents were vaccinated. And if their parents weren't vaccinated, then it must be because they were exposed to toxic pollution. How do you explain the same abnormalities occuring before vaccines? They didn't really happen, they're just the big pharma conspiracy trying to trick you! Lol.

Since: Dec 11

havelock, nc

#32 Dec 31, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
<quoted text>No talking to animals is just weird. But you are vaccinated? Your Parents? Heres what you neanderthals don't get. A miniscule amount of heavy metal is extremely toxic to the human brain Mr Google Scholar. That toxin can come from sea food, crude pottery used to make wine in or hold water. It can come from crude metal cooking pots. It can come from smelting metal or burning coal or use in industry. That is why endocrine disruption has been with us for millenia. With the industrial revolution we had greater activity of these types. Today, these substances are in vaccines. Pharma scientists should know they shouldn't inject this shit into babies, but they believe they are omnipotent and are allowed to experiment on us through deaqls made with governments. Wise up lizard breath.
Yes, I am vaccinated and my parents are also. Yes, heavy metals are toxic.. In large enough amounts. The amount of metal in vaccines isn't anywhere close to the amount that is toxic to humans.

And, even if it was enough to cause damage to some people.. Which would you rather have: 1 in 100 kids with autism or 1 in 100 kids dead of a childhood disease that we've brought back because of not vaccinating? I'd rather be autistic than dead. Of course, since you seem to view autistic people as nothing more than useless burdens on society, maybe you really would prefer death to autism.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#34 Jan 20, 2012
Norskejente wrote:
Whoever reads the cmments from the first poster please know he is a deranged, sadistic monster. Most of what he writes is not true!
Humans infect each other with far more fatal infections diseases than cats do to humans. You are right about that deranged cat hater.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#35 Jan 20, 2012
Good Cat Dead Cat wrote:
<quoted text>
Cat lovers are the mentally ill. They think cats understand English, and talk TO THE FLEABAGS.
The APA, the foremost association of psychology does not list cat loving as a mental disorder. On the other hand, irrational hatred of someone or something (including animals) is considered to be a mental disturbance.

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