Lizzy is a female African serval who arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2005. She was a year old at the time.
Authorities were called to a residence to capture a serval who’d escaped from a neighborhood apartment complex. City ordinances prohibit possession of wild cats such as this African serval. After a pretty dramatic capture (video above aired on KSTP Channel 5), she was taken to the Humane Society. We agreed to accept Lizzy at our sanctuary.
Life at the Sanctuary
When she arrived, we treated her for severe ear mites and intestinal parasites. Our veterinarian also had to stitch up a wound on her front leg.
Now, Lizzy’s one of the happiest servals you’ll meet. She loves to play with anything and everything. A blade of grass or stick can keep her amused for hours.
For years, she’s lived with other servals – Bosco, Nunda and Phoenix. They all get along very well and truly enjoy each other’s company. In fact, they’re well known for the adorable cuddle puddles when they all nap together outside or inside their bedrooms.
Lizzy is the trailblazer of the group. She’ll tend to be the more independent one. And she loves, loves, loves enrichment. By far her favorite pastime is bobbing for apples in the small pool we put in their habitat during the warmer months. She’s a champion apple bobber!
What a long way Lizzy’s come from that terrified serval officers trapped in the roof of a homeowner’s garage. This is the life she deserved, and we’re so glad we’ve been able to provide it for her.
How You Can Help
Rescuing young wild cats is so expensive since they each require such specialized care for many years. That’s why our sponsorship program is such a huge help! Would you consider being Lizzy’s sponsor parent?
Or even a one time donation towards her care would help so much. It’s easy to do using the buttons you see at the top of this page.
Thank you for your compassionate support!