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Which domestic animal do you think is most likely to contract rabies?

Dog
55%
516
Cat
35%
328
Horse
5%
44
Cow
5%
50

Total votes cast: 938

Comments & Write-in Answers

Especially neglected barn cats - no vaccnations, lots of interaction

11/1/2010 2:50:51 PM

Dog, because most dogs will go after varmints in the yard

11/1/2010 2:47:48 PM

Shots aren't mandatory, they ROAM

11/1/2010 1:04:40 PM

cats in our area and coons are the worst two. (maine)

10/28/2010 10:33:51 PM

Dogs are prone to wondering in the woods allowing for them to come across animals that could be infe

10/28/2010 3:56:49 PM

The cat is a close second.

10/28/2010 8:24:55 AM

I'm not very knowledgeable about rabies.

10/28/2010 2:30:40 AM

Because they are the hunter and kill and eat others that may be infected.

10/27/2010 7:19:44 PM

A dog would be most likely to aggressively approach rabid wildlife, but also more likely to be vaxed

10/27/2010 5:26:00 PM

Gosh--a rabid cow. Never even thought about it.

10/27/2010 4:00:54 PM

dogs & cats

10/27/2010 3:27:46 PM

cats cause people let them out all the time and don't supervise them

10/27/2010 2:39:44 PM

I would guess cats due to their hunting instincts and a lower vaccination rate than dogs.

10/27/2010 11:52:55 AM

Feral cats or dogs are most likely to come in contact with the disease...

10/27/2010 10:55:57 AM

cats eat rats and bats all are carries of rabies

10/27/2010 10:55:07 AM

if dogs are kept outside they would most likely find an animal that has rabies and be curious

10/27/2010 7:46:49 AM

Dog - because they're more likely to tangle with susceptible animals like raccoons

10/27/2010 7:13:39 AM

cats are more

10/26/2010 9:59:26 PM

Used to live in India, saw lots of them. Scary.

10/26/2010 9:05:21 PM

BLM infected WILD HORSES

10/26/2010 8:29:49 PM

DOG BECAUSE RABIES IS USUALLY REQUIRED BY LOCAL GOVT.

10/26/2010 8:20:13 PM

If it's a cat that roams outdoors.

10/26/2010 7:53:57 PM

Cats roaming habits expose them to more animals as does their hunting instinct

10/26/2010 7:40:50 PM

Cats are the number one domestic animal that carries rabies.

10/26/2010 7:01:10 PM

Dogs, because of their curious nature, are most likely to come in contact with a rabid animal.

10/26/2010 6:46:40 PM

The unvacc' animal having the most exposure to unvacc'd strays or wild animals is the most likely.

10/26/2010 5:30:56 PM

a dog would probably fight and a cat might

10/26/2010 4:36:10 PM

becouse of there free spirit and there are many unvaccinated cats

10/26/2010 4:04:16 PM

Chose dog, but cats hunt and are quite susceptible

10/26/2010 3:54:09 PM

A lot of dogs will confront smaller animals protecting their territory.

10/26/2010 3:40:53 PM

Dogs are more inclined to protect territory and engage rabid wild animals

10/26/2010 3:30:58 PM

Outdoor cats hunt and interact with wildlife, exposing them more often

10/26/2010 3:29:23 PM

HORSE

10/26/2010 3:21:26 PM

assuming when not vaccinated

10/26/2010 3:18:29 PM

My barn cats are vaccinated every two -- not three - years.

10/26/2010 2:49:18 PM

They come in contact the most with wild animals.

10/26/2010 2:46:06 PM

Domestic cats are responsible for most rabies transmission to humans. Vaccinate!

10/26/2010 2:20:14 PM

Especially barn cats who often roam alone.

10/26/2010 10:31:46 AM