Murfins wrote:Interesting. I wonder if pet owners are aware of the quarantine procedure IF their animal happens to come into contact with a possible rabid animal?
BC has a high occurance of bats with rabies (as does Alberta) according to a government site.
i'd like to think that people are aware of the quarantine period, but the cynic in the back of my head reminds me that most people don't pay attention to that kind of thing. i personally am aware, and most people i know are aware, but i'm sure you know all too well that the general public is not always interested/informed.
that's true about the bats. i live in the city, so (sadly) there aren't many bats around here. but i grew up in alberta (and other more 'rural' places), and i was always told that if a bat bites you then you get rabies. not true, i realise, but when you're a kid you'll believe anything, and i thought that all bats were rabid! same with raccoons now that i come to think of it... i guess i was a pretty gullible kid.