Siberian Lynx Missing in Palm City, FL

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Owner: Siberian lynx missing in Palm City

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Sunday, October 05, 2008

PALM CITY — A Siberian Lynx has been missing from a Palm City home since early Saturday morning.

The nocturnal cat disappeared from 3560 SW Wood Creek Trail at about 4:30 a.m., shortly after owner Tina Love fed her on the patio.

"She's a wild cat at heart, but not dangerous," Love said. "My fear is she's discombobulated and scared out there. Her life is like a house cat."

The 6-year-old cat, which is de-clawed, weighs about 50 pounds and stretches about 4 feet long. Love adopted her from a breeder at birth.

Simba, as the cat is named, has deer-colored brown fur, a white belly and black spots. Her tail is half the length of a standard cat's, with a black tip. Her ears have black tufts. She's wearing a red collar with crystals.

The cat woke Love at about 3:30 a.m. and the two headed to the patio, where Love fed her raw chicken and left her – a routine she's had for a long time, Love said.

When Love awoke at 5:30 a.m. Simba was missing from the patio. Nor was the cat on the 2.5-acre property, which is unfenced.

"She's not the type to walk around," Love said. "But I thought she might have just wandered off."

By Saturday afternoon Love feared someone had stolen the cat.

She is looking for help from anyone who has a dog that could track the cat.

Love reported the cat missing to Martin County Sheriff's Office. Anyone who sees the cat can call the sheriff's office animal control unit at 772-463-3211.

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

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