Saturday, July 12, 2008

Loose Serval Update

July  10, 2008 Atlanta, GA:  A serval was found wandering near 14th Street and Georgia Tech in mid-town Atlanta and picked up by Animal Services who said the problem is more prevalent than most people think.  Owning an exotic cat as a pet is illegal in GA unless it is being used for "education" so when exotic cats escape their owners rarely come forward.  Big Cat Rescue received a report from a neighbor saying that the owner had become fearful of the cat as he matured and turned him loose on purpose.  The cat, dubbed Ozzie, has been placed in a licensed facility.  GA has no accredited sanctuaries, so that probably wasn't a happy ending for the cat.

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1 comment:

  1. I have forewarded your statement to the necessary authorities, "received a report from a neighbor saying that the owner had become fearful of the cat as he matured and turned him loose on purpose". We are demanding for the owner's name and will file charges of animal neglience and animal abandonment. If the statement is untrue, then fraudently charges will be filed against the neighbor.

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