New home for exotic cat
Posted: Oct 12, 2009 12:26 AMUpdated: Oct 12, 2009 12:52 AM
By Van Nguyen
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) – A serval found in a Tucson neighborhood is headed to an animal sanctuary out of state.
The Tucson Wildlife Center rescued it three weeks ago after someone saw it in the Catalina Foothills.
The animal was dehydrated and missing a rear leg.
The Wildlife Center has found a new home for the big cat after its owner failed to claim it.
On Sunday morning, the cat was on its way to the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida.
Servals are native to Africa.
A permit is needed to own one in Arizona.
Officials think this serval may have been brought into the U.S. to breed with domestic cats.
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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