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Lady is a 9-year-old female F1 Savannah cat surrendered to our sanctuary in February of 2022.

Last Hope Animal Rescue in Iowa reached out to us, asking if we could possibly provide a permanent home for an F1 Savannah cat. A breeder had surrendered her cats to their rescue.

An F1 Savannah is a hybrid mix of an African serval and a domestic cat. These cats are usually caught between 2 worlds. Not completely domestic, not completely wild, so who will take them in?

Learn more about why we do NOT support breeding, selling, or buying hybrid cats.

Lady has severe dental disease and broken teeth, something common we see with the smaller hybrids. We’re very grateful for all the veterinary care and assessment the rescue did and that they reached out to us about her.

Life at the Sanctuary

Not long after arriving, we arranged for Lady to be seen by a veterinary clinic to address all her dental issues. At that time, radiographs were taken of all her teeth, and she had a complete examination.

Lady had to have a total of six teeth removed that day but recuperated very well. We were so happy to have what must’ve been painful for her finally taken care of so she could get on with enjoying life.

Since Lady seemed to be such a confident girl, we decided to try a merger with some of our other Savannah cats. She moved into the bungalow habitat with Ty, Ledger and Merlin in the Hybrid Haven section of the sanctuary.

Lady ventured out of her crate and never looked back!

She’s such a pretty cat and the boys are all very enamored with her. She’s the center of attention and they’ll follow her to platforms and perches just to hang out with her and fawn over her.

There’s no doubt she loves being outside in nature. Her favorite days are sunny days when she can lay out on the top perch in their habitat and groom.

It’s been wonderful seeing Lady curiously exploring and checking out all life has to offer here at her new home. She certainly has blossomed!

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small Savannah cat like Lady – can be very expensive. Hybrids usually come to us with genetic and/or medical issues due to their breeding.

Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider being Lady’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation toward her care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little wild ones, too!