the cat doesn't have rabies. yes, I would bet my house on it. If I lived near your friend's cat, I would even voluntarily go and get scratched by it.
AND I am allergic to those cute furry things. if it would make you feel better, ask your friend if she is a responsible pet owner who vaccinates her cat. even if she isn't, the likelihood of the cat having the virus is practically nil. You are fine. well other than your anxiety disorder.
rabies is a common fear amongst hypos. so far no rabies 'fearer' here has ever been dx'd with it. In fact, unless you are a spelunker or make a habit of chasing around foxes, skunks, and raccoons , i bet you will never even be exposed to the virus