A stunning African serval cat named Spartacus lives with his human family in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
This adopted family has a legal permit allowing them to keep Spartacus. This catto is truly massive, weighing 40 pounds, and was adopted from the zoo about four years ago by the family. Not very long ago, this African cat, Spartacus, ran away from his home because he got scared of the family dog one day. He was away exploring the wild for around three days before returning home on his own completely unharmed, safe, and sound.
One of the owners explained: “The dog didn’t want to come in last night. So my wife opened the front door. The dog and the cat spooked each other, and off he went. He’s gone.” This obviously worried them a great deal but to their relief, Spartacus returned soon. During Spartacus’ disappearance, the family was worried and spent most of the nights searching for their catto desperately in the woods nearby. They reported him missing to the police as well in hopes that they’d be able to locate him.
Below, you’ll be able to read the story in detail as well as see some pictures of this beautiful African serval cat that truly is a rare sight to behold! We’re glad that this story has a happy ending, so let’s start scrolling to see what actually happened.
It was tough for the police officers because they weren’t sure what Spartacus looked like exactly or his breed.
“They had no idea; I had to show them a picture of what they normally look like. So, like I said, this was uncharted territory. It was out of the norm for most people here,” Haylie Gulino, Merrimack’s animal control officer said.
Spartacus was out in the wild for three days before he was finally found and returned to his human family.
“The serval cat that was missing has been found. It was trapped near its home and is in good health. It’s been reunited with its owner. Thank you for all the interest and shares,” the Merrimack Police Department stated on Facebook.
“Dean and I want to thank everyone for your help and support. Spartacus is home safe and warm. I personally can’t express my gratitude enough! I have a bond with this cat and he is my person,” one of the owners commented on the Facebook post.
People on Facebook had some interesting reactions to this occurrence as well:
Spartacus’ human family was extremely relieved to have their baby home safe and sound. They were extremely grateful to the Merrimack Police Department for searching, locating, and returning their pet home as they had been extremely worried for his safety. It’s definitely a rarity for a wild African serval cat to be kept in a domestic environment but clearly, Spartacus has happy at home with his family! Let us know what you think about the situation in the comments below!