Authorities were called to a residence in Coon Rapids to capture a serval which had escaped from a neighborhood apartment complex. City ordinances prohibit possession of wildcats such as this African serval and the cat was taken to the Humane Society.
TWS took custody of the serval. Staff picked her up from the Humane Society and brought her directly to Dr. Baillie’s for a full exam.
This serval girl is approximately one year old. She was not spayed or declawed which is usually a sign the owner had never taken her to a vet – since many owners unfortunately declaw these cats on all four paws to try and make them a safe pet. She was treated for severe ear mites and needed stitches for a wound on her front leg. She will be quarantined for 30 days, spayed and then introduced to the other servals. This little girl has a wonderful disposition, especially for all she has been through and we are happy to welcome her to the TWS family.
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