Lloyd is an F2 Savannah who came to live at the sanctuary in January of 2023. He was a year and a half old at the time.
Lloyd’s owner reached out to us over the holidays asking if we could accommodate him at the sanctuary. Lloyd and his brother Harry had been purchased as pets in 2021. Harry had run away several months before we were contacted and hadn’t been found.
Lloyd wasn’t using the litter box and was very unsocialized to people, so they believed the sanctuary would be a more appropriate home.
The owner mentioned that they couldn’t catch Lloyd or get him in a crate. So, we drove down a large humane trap for them to use, thinking it would take quite some time to crate him. Just a few slices of deli meat and Lloyd went in and was on his way back to his forever home here at the sanctuary.
Life at the Sanctuary
When Lloyd was sedated for his intake exam, we were shocked to discover so many large lesions in his mouth and throat. We were afraid the prognosis might be dire.
Thankfully, Lloyd’s biopsy came back with better news than we expected. He has Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex which is not transmissible, not contagious.
These are benign masses or nodular lesions throughout his mouth and throat. Incredibly, Lloyd was eating well and appeared not to be experiencing pain. While under observation, he lived in a temporary space in part of our Animal Care Center.
We began treating Lloyd with steroids and were happy to see it resolved the masses.
Today, Lloyd is living happily in a bungalow in the Hybrid Haven section of the sanctuary. He’s gained such confidence and can be seen playing with toys and enjoying life again. Something we were hoping for from the day he arrived!
How You Can Help
Caring for a wild cat for life – even a hybrid wild cat like Lloyd – can be very expensive. Our sponsorship program helps support the cats and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider being Lloyd’s sponsor parent?
Or even a one time donation toward his care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page. Thank you!