Rabies: Transmitted overwhelmingly by dogs.
More than 99% of human rabies cases are caused by dog bites. While other mammals such as bats, foxes and raccoons can transmit rabies to humans, the overwhelming majority of cases are caused by dogs. Many animals die after suffering the horrific symptoms of rabies but dogs suffer a secondary problem: fear of rabies transmission from dogs regularly prompts mass dog culling in many countries. This creates a territorial vacuum and encourages potentially rabid dogs to move into the area. Experts agree that indiscriminate dog culling does not stop rabies.