All wild animals attacked by cats will require hospitalization. Cats have many different strains of harmful bacteria in their mouths, and that can create dangerous health situations for animals they attack if they don’t kill it upon the first encounter. Unseen tiny puncture wounds are common, and may lead to infection. Punctures rarely bleed, are often not readily visible to the untrained eye and are always more serious than they may appear.
Additionally, crushing may cause internal injury, and shaking may cause neurological damage. For more information: https://www.ohiowildlifecenter.org/…/co-existing-with…/