Stevie Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Stevie is a big talker. She is often the first one the keepers hear meowing as they near the enclosure, especially if she thinks they have food! She loves to hang out in an igloo structure in the front of their enclosure.
Born June 15, 2013
Rescued November 26, 2019
How Stevie Came to the Sanctuary
Stevie 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.
According to her keepers, Stevie is quite the talker. She especially has a lot to say if she thinks anyone has food! When she is not talking up a storm, she is hanging out in her favorite igloo in the front of the enclosure.
Stevie is distinguishable from her enclosure mates because of the scars along the bridge of her nose. She also has a raspy meow that sets her apart from the other two females she lives with.
Where in Sanctuary
Stevie currently lives on tour on Cherry Lane, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Cher and Queen. Stevie and the girls live across the tour path from Kitwana and Zari Caracal.
Stevie 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.