I THINK I had a bat in my bedroom last night which my cats tried to catch. There was a huge commotion and I heard an "eeek, eeek", and jumped out of bed. Saw the cats trying to catch something on the window screen, so I closed the window, thinking it was a vole or something they had found in the house. Only later did I think, "that looked like a bat, the way it moved, not a vole". Anyway, I called the Animal Control Officer who came out and took a report. Have to get the cats boosters, but in talking with the public health nurse, she urged me to go ahead and get the post-exposure rabies shots. Even though I'm 98% sure I did not touch my cats, I was in such a sleep state that I really don't know if I did or not (it would have been automatic). The public health nurse said it was not all that uncommon in our county, and that the side effects from the shots were minimal (it is a huge hassle because I have to go to the Emergency Room to get this done, and it is five shots altogether, I think). Question for the forum: has anyone been through this series of shots? Would like to know your experience.