The case of the cat called Rabies

November 28, 2007 at 10:31 pm | Posted in Friends, Memories | 6 Comments

During my lunch break, as I stood by my car in the parking lot, I was soon greeted by a mangy black cat circling my legs. The kitty was purring while meowing and obviously starving and sick. My friend Greg soon joined me in the parking lot, putting his hands up in the air from afar as if to ask me what the hell I was doing standing there with a cat.

Soon the cat was rubbing against Greg’s legs, too, and our hearts broke. It was Greg’s idea to take the cat to the nearby humane society and we immediately hopped in my car with cat in lap. We realized on the two minute drive over that the cat was much sicker than we thought, she started drooling. Lines of spit hung down her face as she sat quietly looking out my driver’s side window.

We pulled into the humane society with cat in hand and a woman wearing gloves ordered us outside with the cat so as not to contaminate the other kitties. I held this skinny drooling cat while a young boy was ordered to fetch us a cat carrier from a nearby shed.

They took the cat after I signed a waiver stating that I released custody.

On the drive home, Greg and I talked about all of the diseases we would catch from handling such a sick cat.

“Greg, do you think we are going to catch rabies?”


“Well then how about herpes? Can we catch herpes from a cat?”

We laughed. How silly of us. We didn’t get bitten or scratched by the cat, I am 100% sure we’re fine. We felt good for saving that sick starving kitty, but when we got back to work we washed our hands a thousand times over.


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  1. Can you go back to see how the cat is getting on? I hope it is ok, and gets better, and then gets a new home with a big family to play with…..

  2. Cats can carry chlamydia, but I’m pretty sure it’s the feline only version of it. It causes them to dribble and their eyes to run.

  3. Good samaritans to the rescue! πŸ˜›

  4. Just keep an eye out for open sores…
    I kid only. I’m sure you guys are fine. Plus, you did something really good for a sick kitty who needed your help. πŸ™‚

  5. You have the heart of your mom, she would do the same thing.. also your cousin Daryl, Aunt Mary,Aunt Karen, Me, Uncle Gary. your sister Carrie Cousins Liz, Marc, Colin and Ryan Timmy. and probally Mathew when he get older etc lol.. Laur your screwed.. Your destined to be an animal lover lol.. Hugs to you.. and good for you..

  6. Thank you so much for rescuing the poor cat… hugs

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