Jealous Cat Fancier Turns Motzie In As Vicious

by Deborah-Ann Milette
(New York)

Motzie the famous F2 Savannah cat and lover of life and curious as a child

Motzie the famous F2 Savannah cat and lover of life and curious as a child

First and foremost, I had checked 4 years ago with the state of NY if I could have Motzie. I was told I could have anything but an F-1 because a permit was required and NO Savannahs were allowed in the 5 Boros of NY. I informed the permit office I would be living between Albany & Saratoga would that be fine, reply; perfect.

Well DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)) and Animal Control got a complaint from a woman who raises cats that Motzie had attacked her recently as well as her cats and he was mean and vicious. They showed up at my door and I would not let them in. I learned this ages ago!

My plea for help went out and Helmi Flick (the best professional cat photographer), Christy Montgomery (cat rescue expert) and my breeder answered the call for help. My neighbors, dog owners and rental agents helped to loan me money to acquire the health certificate, travel to CT and stay overnight and fly the boys to my breeder for safety. Their life always came before mine and DEC was angered by what I did because they were going to have them put to sleep at my expense yesterday. He asked why I moved the evidence, "love," was my only reply.

Because I defied DEC and protected the cats I have been fined $1,400 for saving the lives of two precious animals. My lawyer is on a war path because of the false accusation and FAXed 25 letters going against the accusation.

I am hurt and, yes, angry, but I only hope and pray that people will begin to learn that this sort of lie never pays. I just wish the "Cat Fancy" people would learn to work together instead of against each other.

Motzie is owned by me but the sad reality is he belonged to the people. I NEVER denied anyone to hold, hug, cuddle or pet this wonderful animal. We will be back on the show circuit again once all the ugly dust settles.

Deborah-Ann Milette

Jealous Cat Fancier Turns Motzie In As Vicious to Savannah cat

Note: Motzie is the best known Savannah cat worldwide and what could be described as a famous domestic cat...Michael (Admin).

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May 25, 2012 Veteran turns Milette in under Stolen Valor NEW
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Jan 28, 2011 hi
by: Anonymous

i have wanted a savannah for some time, however i also live in greene county new york, i would like to have a f2 or f1 if i could, is there any lobbying or petitionin or groups trying to change the law that i can become a part of.
please contact me stan my email is
yzbuyz@hotmail.com my question is if the f1 and f2 males and females are spayed and neutered , whats the problem with the law. I dont want to breed them i just want a pet


Jan 28, 2011 hi
by: Anonymous

i have wanted a savannah for some time, however i also live in greene county new york, i would like to have a f2 or f1 if i could, is there any lobbying or petitionin or groups trying to change the law that i can become a part of.
please contact me stan my email is
yzbuyz@hotmail.com my question is if the f1 and f2 males and females are spayed and neutered , whats the problem with the law. I dont want to breed them i just want a pet


Jan 28, 2011 hi
by: Anonymous

i have wanted a savannah for some time, however i also live in greene county new york, i would like to have a f2 or f1 if i could, is there any lobbying or petitionin or groups trying to change the law that i can become a part of.
please contact me stan my email is
yzbuyz@hotmail.com my question is if the f1 and f2 males and females are spayed and neutered , whats the problem with the law. I dont want to breed them i just want a pet


Dec 31, 2010 DEC in NYS is the worst
by: Ed

Their is no reason why DEC or any other agency should step in and do something like this to a cat and his owner because it is a part wild breed. Nothing wrong with owning and taking care of a cat like a serval or savannah. Once again NYS make law without knowing the facts..................


Mar 29, 2010 Wonderful boy !!
by: Anonymous

I met Motzie at a cat show in the Northwest . Deb, his Mom, plopped him into my arms, and we communed for over an hour. He hummed and I hummed back,whereupon he would raise his head and rub the top of it on the bottom of my chin, as if to say - you're right !! During this time, countless folks of all sizes and ages came up and petted the BIG man. He was a huge hit, and he loved every minute of the attention. You go, boy !!!!


Nov 10, 2009 Then you have to lobby
by: Anonymous

I thank you for that. You can have an F-6, but it may be a much smaller feline. I would strongly suggest that you contact you Senator and Legislator and have them co-sponsor the bill to eliminate the thoughts of F-1 to F-5 as having wild blood. Any feline is only as wild has the human makes it.

Deborah-Ann Milette
Oklahoma (now NY's loss)


Nov 10, 2009 animal lover
by: Anonymous

Hi I just wanted to say I love your cat its so beautiful I want one but unfortunately I live in New York. I hope you the best for you and Motzie.


Aug 11, 2009 beautiful cat
by: kathy

what a beautiful cat i too would do anything to keep such a beautiful animal the cat is one of the most misunderstood animals because of just the way they are i am a great admirer of the savannah breed my son wanted to own one but they were out of our price range. my cat is loving bengal mix he is the best friend i have today


Aug 09, 2009 "Motzie" the Savannah cat
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

Thanks for this beautiful picture of Motzie, the first time I am seeing a "savannah cat" in a clear photograph. Jealousy or envy is a part of normal human life and one must learn to live with it, especially when you are the centre of such a rare and precious cat.


Aug 08, 2009 Motzie is a feline to LOVE
by: Barbara F

I have been to many cat shows where Motzie has "Wowed" the crowds. When spectators come past my benching area, I always ask if they have seen Motzie and if not, I escort them right to him. Petting him and his luxurious pelt is a big thrill for all. I've seen young children come up and hug him and he is always gentle. There is NOTHING vicious about this wonderful feline and I hope to see him again soon at cat shows. He should be returned safely to the one who loves him most, his owner, Deb Milette.



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Jealous Cat Fancier Turns Motzie In As Vicious — 2 Comments

  1. What a horrible ordeal you’ve been through! Why anyone would deliberately try to get such a beautiful, sweet and innocent animal put down is beyond me. I believe I’d have to sue the neighbbor for making a false police report and endangering the life of an animal. That person would have to show absolute proof of an attack by Moxie. It wouldn’t be enough to show cat related injuries because they could have gotten them from any cat. Obviously they would have no proof that would stand up in court since no attack happened. I feel so bad for you and I’m really pulling for Moxie. Please do whatever is necessary to protect him. Contact PETA, also.

  2. I love ALL cats. Savannahs hold a special place in my heart because of my dear Nichael, a Moggie?, who I somehow lost after the move from the East Campus bungalow here in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a silver/grey tabby with long ears, an inquisitive, mischievous, highly intelligent personality, and a spotted belly. He was my spotted-bellied “sphinx.” Like Marc and his beloved Red, we never tired of playing together, inside and out.

    Marc, if you read this, when you get off work today, I hope that you will allow me to comment to you on my orange tabby, Shrimp? I think that I understand the close bond that you two had with each other. 🙂

    I forgot why I was writing this.? Oh! Michael (PoC fearless leader), would you please update us on Ms. Deborah Milette and Moxie? TIA, Cal

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