..on a stray cat in our neighborhood. No one is claiming this cat and lately it's been lingering in my yard going through my trash. I dont mind her too much, I have given her water every once and a while..
However, today I was outside with my kids and I have repeatedly told them DONT pick up the cat before. Well the one time my oldest ended up picking up the cat, the cat scratched the HELL out of him. I mean, flipping the hell out! I dont know what diseases and bacteria this animal has and it just scratched my child on his face, arm, shoulder and hand!! I brought both the kids inside immediately and cleaned my oldest in the bath tub. I put neosporin on all the cuts and bandaged the ones I could.
Any advice what to do in order to make sure my child doesnt get sick? My BIL got cat scratch fever one time, however, he does have a horrible immune system.
And no, I am not really planning on going out of my way to kill this cat, but if the opportunity shows itself, I will not hesitate. Animal Control has already been called, so they better find her before I do even though the outcome is going to be exactly the same.
ETA* I live in the country, I have already talked to A.C. about my rights to shoot a stray that is on my property. Perfectly legal.