Servals should be banned as pets in the ENTIRE United States no exceptions

Zena a young serval treated as a pet in the UK

Yes, I have strong views about owning servals as pets. I have good reasons: too many escaped servals. There is one in the news today on The Washington Times website. A serval escaped from their owner’s home about a month ago from an Illinois apartment. The Macon County Animal Control and Care Center posted …

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Pet serval is like a domestic cat on steroids

Serval living in an apartment wants to escape

It is distressing to learn once again of another pet serval escaping. This time a man who appears to be in his 30s living in an apartment adopted a serval. I am sorry but he is living in a standard apartment and he thinks it is okay to have a pet serval. It is …

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It’s time for a nationwide ban on keeping servals as pets in the USA

Serval escapes

In writing for my website over 15 years, a thread runs through American society in respect of exotic pets and that is the keeping of the African serval; a high percentage of which are compelled to escape the confinements of their home and wander around urban and countryside environments frightening the neighbours to the …

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Are servals legal in British Columbia?

The British Columbia law on owning a serval is a mishmash.

The answer is slightly complicated, indeed a mishmash. Servals are not in the Controlled Alien Species (CAS) list for the province of British Columbia. I take that to mean that there are no laws either allowing or prohibiting the possession of a serval in British Columbia. Therefore, you have to drill down to municipalities …

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Picture of a serval being restrained in North Las Vegas

Serval restrained by Animal Protection Services in Las Vegas

This is an interesting cat picture. It shows two employees of Animal Protection Services of North Las Vegas with the police in attendance capturing and holding a young serval using what appears to be aluminium animal catch poles. The serval of course is very distressed. It is illegal to keep a serval in North …

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The great dilemma with Savannah cats

F1 Savannah cat outside in the countryside

The great dilemma, as I have described, with respect to Savannah cats is that the higher filial variants of this breed need to get out of the house and explore the countryside or whatever else is out there. They are intelligent and active. They tend to escape the confines of their home and if …

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