3 Exploited Exotic Cats Find Sanctuary At Big Cat Rescue

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3 Exploited Exotic Cats Find Sanctuary At Big Cat Rescue

After a long, stressful day on the road, three rescued wild cats reached their new home Tuesday morning. The two Caracals and one Serval were owned by an illegal breeder of hybrid cats in Ohio who willingly surrendered them after the Ohio Department of Agriculture discovered their existence. Having been born in captivity, they needed a safe place to live out the rest of their days. Enter Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit educational sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.

Meet Chaos Caracal! She’s on her way to relative freedom at Big Cat Rescue right now! She’s 6 years old and was being…

Posted by Big Cat Rescue on Monday, June 5, 2017

ODA reached out to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa to see if they would take the cats in. Big Cat Rescue happily accepted them and offered Cyrus, Chaos and Zucari a permanent home.

Meet Cyrus Caracal! He’s on his way to relative freedom at Big Cat Rescue right now! He’s 6 years old and was being…

Posted by Big Cat Rescue on Monday, June 5, 2017

The group welcomed the three new native African cats – Cyrus, a male 6-year-old Caracal, Chaos, a female 6-year-old Caracal, and Zucari, a male 2-year-old Serval – while a flock of television crews recorded the happy event.

Meet Zucari Serval! He’s on his way to relative freedom at Big Cat Rescue right now! He’s 2 years old and was being…

Posted by Big Cat Rescue on Monday, June 5, 2017

Staff prepared a large habitat for them, and after the initial stress of their arrival, they crept from their travel crates to explore. Big Cat Sanctuary went live to share their new permanent residents’ big day with their Facebook fans. Skip to the 23 minute mark to see the cats begin to emerge!

Big Cat Rescue says they won’t know if the cats have any existing health issues until their vets examine them. Once cleared, all three will be spayed/neutered.

H/T to Fox 13 News

Featured Image via Facebook/Big Cat Rescue

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