For anyone reading this response, please contact your local rehabber if your cat or dog has a run-in with any form of wildlife. The skunk in my backyard was just a baby. My local rehabber couldn't take it, as my dog injured it and vets are cautious about treating skunks, as they can carry rabies â not much chance of this in a baby. I had to call animal control and they euthanized the wee wild one. However, the rehabber would have taken an uninjured baby skunk right away. It's my feeling that we share space with wildlife and trying to find a rehabber to take an injured or uninjured opossum, rabbit, squirrel or young skunk seems like the least we can do.
|yes but its always a possibility and any animal that is warm blooded can carry it or have it.|
|yeah and as a baby--i highly doubt that its gotten it yet. but its not as rare as we would like to think.just like leptospirosis---its out there---we only go by reported cases----lots we dont even see|
|Since weâre batting the rabies ball around, as far as I know, both baby and adult opossums, mice, rabbits and squirrels are seldom infected by rabies, but I defer to anyone with more experience.|