Savannah is a very sassy serval who prefers to be left alone.  She is learning to trust her new keepers and is settling into her new home, but she prefers the solitary life.  Savannah was declawed before the was rescued, which is usually done to try and make the cat “safer”. 

Born October 4, 2005

Rescued October 4, 2016

How Savannah Came to the Sanctuary

Savannah was rescued with 15 other animals from a facility out in west.  This facility was closed down due when the owner fell ill.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries from around the country to find homes for over 100 animals. 

Personality

Savannah is a very sassy serval who prefers things "just so".  She is not a fan of many things but is learning each day that there are a few things that she likes. As of late Savannah has found she likes to spend time on one of her high platforms and soak up the warm sun.  Savannah does not enjoy seeing many people and much prefers a quiet life away from the tour path.

Description

Savannah is larger than the average serval due to being a bit overweight.  When she first arrived she had mattes on her back, likely due to not being able to groom herself, that had to be shaven off during her physical.  Savannah's fur is growing back in and is looking slimmer.  An overweight wild cat is just as detrimental to the animals being underweight.  If they have to carry the weight on their joints and bones for too long they can develop arthritis very easily.

Where in Sanctuary

Savannah lives on Pear Orchard.  She lives behind Jericho Cougar and next to Millhouse Serval.

Pet Trade

Savannah came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in October of 2016. Carolina Tiger Rescue is a firm believer that wild cats should not be pets, they often suffer unintentionally from being forced to live in a house.  Rarely are wild cats given the space they need or the proper diet and there are few vets willing to treat them.  At some point before coming to Carolina Tiger Rescue, Savannah was declawed on all four paws, this is often done when wild cats are kept as pets because people believe it makes them "safer".  Declawing is detrimental to the cats health, often causing arthritis. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you not support, either directly or indirectly those who are breeding wild cats for private ownership, or those who believe wild cats belong in private ownership.

Leptailurus serval