What animals spread rabies?
The rabies virus can infect any animal (if it has hair or fur, it's a mammal), but it is only common among certain mammals like bats, skunks, foxes and raccoons. Cats, dogs and livestock can also get rabies and spread it to their owners - if they do not have special shots to protect them. Rabies is very rare among rodents like squirrels, rats, mice and chipmunks, Birds, fish, lizards, turtles and insects (bugs) cannot spread rabies.

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1. What can I do if I lost my pet?
2. Do I have to register a pet in Portland?
3. What do I do about a stray animal on my property?
4. How can I avoid dog attacks?
5. My pet was bitten by another animal, what should I do?
6. What animals spread rabies?
7. How can I tell if an animal is rabid?
8. Do coyotes carry rabies?
9. What do I do if I find a bat in my house?
10. What should I do if I find a dead bird?