TAMPA (FOX 13) - Big Cat Rescue took in three new exotic cats rescued from an illegal breeder Tuesday morning.
According to Big Cat Rescue, the two Caracals and one African Serval were owned by an illegal breeder of hybrid cats in Ohio. When the Ohio Department of Agriculture discovered the cats, the owner willingly surrendered them. But, the three exotic cats needed a home.
ODA reached out to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa to see if they would take the cats in. Big Cat Rescue happily accepted the cats and will be their permanent home.
The cats, native to Africa, are Cyrus, a male 6-year-old Caracal, Chaos, a female 6-year-old Caracal, and Zucari, a male 2-year-old Serval.
Big Cat Rescue says they won’t know if the cats have any existing health issues until their vets examine them. All three will need to be spayed/neutered.
In preparation for the new residents’ arrival, Big Cat Rescue prepared a large habitat for them.