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Local wildlife suffering from cat attacks
The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is reminding residents of the problems associated with animals attacked by cats.
Animals attacked by cats that have received treatment have roughly a 30% chance of survival which is much higher than an animal left to fend for themselves.
Cat attacked animals may seem fine to release back into the wild but some injuries are not visible.
Cat bites can be small and not leave much blood but they can have bacteria which can cause a severe infection.
Adrenaline from the animal that was attacked can also make them seem healthy until the trauma takes full effect.
The best way to avoid attacks is by taking care of your cats.
Do not dump unwanted cats outside and make sure to spay and neuter your pets.