Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA 4th of July weekend 2021. It is unclear as to how she ended up there. Her small stature makes her our smallest serval now but her ears make up for it! She is inquisitive and has settled into the sanctuary life like she has lived here forever and we are thrilled to offer her, her forever home.
Born August 3, 2020
Rescued August 3, 2021
How Pixie Came to the Sanctuary
Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA on 4th of July weekend, 2021. Animal control picked her and the other two cats, she was found with up. After a stay at another facility where she did her quarantine and a physical was done on her, Pixie was flown to North Carolina and picked up by our animal care staff to bring her to her forever home. The other two cats she was found with, one including a hybrid, were also placed in new homes.
We are still getting to know Pixie's personality as she settles into the sanctuary life. She is very inquisitive and enjoys sitting on the top of her highest platform and watching what is going on around her. She loves to come over and see visitors when they stop by and on sunny afternoons, she can often be found napping in the shade under a platform.
Pixie is quite petite, weighing in at 14 pounds, knocking Zoey out of the top spot for being the smallest serval. She has the largest ears we have ever seen on a serval and her amber eyes catch everyone's attention.
Pixie is residing in Elm Grove, situated in an enclosure that is off tour. Her neighbors at this time are the kinkajous.
Pixie's origin is unknown and it not clear how she came to wander the woods outside of Boston, MA but it unfortunately, is not as uncommon as one might think, for a non-native species to be loose in the United States. With little to no regulation on the private ownership of wild cats, it is impossible to ensure they are all safe and being secured in a proper way. Servals have become extremely popular in the pet trade and Carolina Tiger Rescue has seen a significant increase of owner surrenders and confiscations in recent years due to their popularity. It is important to remember, they are wild animals and should be treated as such, they are predators not pets.