Cher Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Cher showed off her feisty side while in quarantine but has quieted down a bit now that she is in her outdoor enclosure. She continues to be bossy and is the one who will stand up to Blondie if Blondie gets too pushy.

Born November 29, 2013

Rescued November 26, 2019

How Cher Came to the Sanctuary

Cher came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. She, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States.

Personality

Since moving into her outdoor enclosure, Cher has calmed down quite a bit, though she remains quite bossy. She is very food-motivated and will happily take food from others if given the opportunity. She enjoys sitting on the tall platforms surveying her surroundings. She is quite sassy and will hiss at the other girls if she thinks they have something she wants.

Description

Cher looks very similar to Blondie, especially in her facial features. However, her coat is a darker yellow like the typical serval coat; Blondie is a more pale yellow. Cher's nose is mostly black with a very tiny pink sliver down the middle of it.

Where in Sanctuary

Cher currently lives on Mimosa Point, sharing an enclosure with the three other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie, Blondie, and Queen. Cher and the girls live in an enclosure across from Daxon Serval.

Backyard Breeders

Cher and the 12 other servals she was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining the adults in horrific and unsafe conditions. All of the servals were declawed at some point and some show healed fractures on X-rays that are likely a result of metabolic bone disease due to improper diets. The goal of the breeder is to make as much money as possible off of these cats by selling their kittens for as much as possible. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you remember these are wild animals that deserve the best life possible. They are predators, not pets, and deserve to be treated as such.

Leptailurus serval