December 27, 2018

Exotic Cat Breeds

There are a lot of cat breeds for cat lovers to choose from. However, if you are looking for something more exotic, we have a list of exotic cat breeds for cat lovers who are looking for something more interesting than conventional cat breeds. In this article, we look at the different types of exotic cat breeds available for the more adventurous cat lover. These cat breeds can be classified into two main categories, namely wild cats and hybrid cats which have the exotic looks and personality of bigger cats that many cat lovers crave for.

Wild Cats

These small to medium sized wild cat breeds are naturally occurring in many parts of the world. However, very few are suitable as house pets. Some of these cat breeds are allowed to be kept as pets in the United States, although in many parts of the world, it is illegal to do so. If you are looking to get a wild cat as a pet, do check out you’re the regulations in your local state to see whether you are required to get a permit for it. Do note that permits are often not given out to pet owners.

Due to the natural instincts of wild cats, most of them are not suitable as house pets and require a great deal of effort to upkeep them. As such, it is not advisable to keep a wild cat unless you are ready for it. Here, we look at some of these small exotic wild cat breeds that can be kept as pets for the right cat owners.

Asian Leopard CatAsian Leopard Cat
The Asian Leopard Cat lives in a wide variety of habitats in the wild. Found mainly in the southern and eastern parts of Asia, the Asia Leopard Cat is a nocturnal creature that prefers solitary. Depending on the region it comes from, an Asian Leopard Cat can weigh anything from 8 to17 pounds. Cats from China, especially the Manchurian region is generally bigger than other regions. Whereas cats from the Phillipines are the smallest in terms of sizes.

While the Asian Leopard Cat looks very similar to domestic cats, it has longer legs. It has distinct markings of four bands running down from the forehead to the neck, a white underside and throat and a white spot on the back of each ear. This cat also has slight webbings between their toes to help it swim and grip onto trees.

The Asian Leopard Cat is not an easy pet to keep. This is due to its inherent nature and preference for a solitary life. As such, Asian Leopard Cats are not easy to be domesticated and live life as pets. Although the population of this cat species had been on the decline, they are not considered as endangered yet. However, this may change in the future as their habitats are increasingly destroyed by deforestation as well as being hunted down for their pelts.

BobcatBobcat
The Bobcats are stocky and medium sized cats that are native to North America. Bobcats can weigh anything from 15 to 35 pounds. They live in a wide variety of habits such as  deserts, forests, scrub lands and swamps. In the wild, they hunt deers, hares, rodents and other small animals for food.

The Bobcat looks like a small lynx in terms of body structure. They have short sturdy legs, but muscular bodies which makes them deadly hunters. It has a large head complements by one pair of large and sharply pointed ears with white spots on the back.

Bobcats are known to bond well with their owners. They are highly affectionate creatures and can live well with dogs. However, do take note that the Bobcats are deadly hunters. They are known to be able to hunt down fully grown deers in the wild. This makes them especially dangerous since they have the strength to kill an adult human as well. This cat should be kept away from children and heavily watch over.

Bobcats are known to have periodic bouts of aggressive behaviors. This makes them less ideal for households with young children. You will need to provide a strong and sturdy cage for this cat to retreat to when they are feeling temperamental.

The Bobcat is not an endangered or threatened cat species, though their numbers have been declining as well. Though this cat is a protected species, they are still being aggressively hunted down  for their pelts as well as for sports. The wild Bobcat population is estimated to be around 700,000 to 1.5 million.

Canadina Lynx aka Lynx CanadensisCanadian Lynx
The Canadian Lynx is a thick haired cat that is native to northern parts of North America. This medium sized cat weights around 17 to 24 pounds. Their natural habitats are forested areas, tundras and scrub lands. It is generally a solitary hunter though group huntings have been spotted before.

This cat counts small rodents such as hare and even small deers as its prey, though it tends to favor the snowshoe hare more than the others. In fact, the population of Canadian Lynx is closely tied to the population of the snowshoe hare. With a rise in the snowshoe hare population, the population of Canadian Lynx increase as well.

The Canadian Lynx is closely related to the Bobcat and as such, the Canadian Lynx is often mistaken for the Bobcat. However, the Canadian Lynx has longer legs and broader foot pads for walking in deep snow.

This cat has longer black ear tufts, more developed flared facial ruff as well as a very short tail with black tip.

It is more difficult to form a good relationship for the Canadian Lynx as compared to the Bobcats. The good thing is that the Canadian Lynx is less likely to have severe temperamental fits. This cat is rather easy going and can be good with strangers. However, the Canadian Lyn does not like to go for walks.

As this cat has a thick coat, it tends to shed more than other longhaired cats. You also need to provide a big enough cage with climbing facilities as this cat is very fond of climbing.

The Canadian Lynx is not an endangered or threatened species. In fact, it is legal to trap and hunt this cat in Canada. Thus, hunting is still the greatest threat to this cat species.

Caracal aka Caracal CaracalCaracal
The Caracal is a medium to large sized cat that can weigh from 35 pounds and up to 50 pounds. It is found mainly in Africa and certain parts of Western Asia. Its natural habitat includes deserts, forests, savannas and woodlands. It is an exceptional climber and jumper.

This cat is a solitary creature. It is also a nocturnal creature and likes to hunt during the night. Its prey includes antelopes, birds, gazelles, ostriches, rabbits, rodents and small animals. Occasionally, this cat also includes grapes, grass and insects in its diet.

This cat is a slender cat with long legs and a short and sharply tapered tail. It has distinctive tufted ears, white markings around its eyes and on its belly, chin and throat and a reddish-brown coat.

The Caracal has a personality similar to that of a Serval. It will communicate in a hissing way which may sound threatening if you are not aware. This is exactly how a Caracal will generally communicate with others. Though Caracals may seem similar to Servals, they are more well mannered than Servals. Caracals have an attitude more similar to a typical domestic cat, which means they interact and play with their owners only when they want to.

This cat is not a good pet to keep as it is known to be very destructive. Unless you don’t mind having all your household furniture and objects damaged, by all means get one.  It is also a well known big eater and can eat up to 3 pounds of meat a day. The expenses for feeding this cat will keep out most cat lovers.

The Caracal is not an endangered or threatened species, although numbers are declining due to loss of their natural habitats.

Fishing Cat aka Prionailurus ViverrinusFishing Cat
The Fishing Cat medium sized cat that is found in southern and southeastern Asia. It can weigh up to 25 pounds. As the name implies, this cat loves water and is the best swimmer among all cats. Its natural habitats include marshes, swamps and other water sources.

This cat has a long and sinuous body, a flattened tail but short  legs. Its fore paws have long toes and claws to enable it to use them as hooks to catch fishes. The claws extend usually long from their sheaths even when fully retracted. There are webbings on all feet, which allows the Fishing Cat to swim well. It has a light brown coat with irregular dark brown spots which fade as they go to the side of the body to the underneath. There are also white spots on the back of the ears as well.

The Fishing Cat is a protected species as they are endangered. Thus, they are not easily available in most countries. As such, there is not a lot of information available on this cat species. However, there are cases of people getting these cats through illegal means.

Their numbers were on the decline since most of their habitats are over-fish by humans. The disappearance of most of their food sources leads to them being declared as endangered status.

Geoffroy's Cat aka Leopardus GeoffroyiGeoffroy’s Cat
Considered one of the smallest wild cat species in the world, the Geoffroy’s Cat is around 4 to 8 pounds when fully grown. It can be found natively in the central and southern regions of South America. Its natural habitats include grasslands, forests, scrub lands and open wetlands.

They are hardy creatures and can survive under extreme cold and hot conditions. The Geoffroy’s Cat has been used to crossbred with domestic cats to create a hybrid cat species called the Safari Cat. This cat usually hunts in the night for birds, frogs and rodents.

The Geoffroy’s Cat although small in size, has a well proportioned body and head. The coat color varies from silver gray to ocher, marked by small dark brown or black spots. These spots may merge on the shoulders and flanks to form rosettes or bars.

This cat is very shy in nature. It is actually very similar to the Ocelot in terms of personality. It is rather mild-mannered, timid and not accustom to socializing with others. As such, this cat is not a good choice as a house pet as it requires  lot of privacy and prefer quiet environments. Once the Geoffroy’s Cat reaches maturity, it may become more aggressive in nature.

The pet trade for the Geoffroy’s Cat is virtually unheard of due to its CITES status. It is classified as Appendix 1 which means trading of this endangered wild cat is highly regulated. Though its wild population is extremely small, zoos are phasing them out due to lack of room for small cat species such as the Geoffroy’s Cat. The biggest threats to this wild cat are hunting and the loss of natural habitats.

Jungle Cat aka Felis ChausJungle Cat
The Jungle cat is a medium size cat found natively in countries in Asia, Egypt and Sri Lanka. It is around 16 to 30 pounds in weight when fully grown. It is the largest felis species. Its natural habitats include areas such as jungles, marshes, reed beds, scrub lands and woodlands. It is known for its preference to live around human settlements and farms, most like due to the abundance of food around these areas. This cat likes to hunt for birds, reptiles, rodents and other small animals.

This cat is probably one of the earliest ancestors of modern domestic cats. It is well proportioned with a sturdy built. The coat of this cat can range from sandy gray color to tawny red color with stripped tabby markings on the body. The black tabby markings on the face, dorsal stripe and tail tip tend to be darker in color. To a certain extend, the coat color seemed similar to that of the Abyssinian Cat. It has been bred with domestic cats to produce hybrids such as the Chausie Cat and Jungle Bob Cat.

This cat is difficult to look after as it is similar to the Geoffroy’s Cat and Ocelot in terms of personality. It is rather timid and require a great deal of privacy and quiet surroundings. You will need to provide a rather large outdoor enclosure to house this cat. This cat can live up to 15 to 20 years in captivity s compared to 12 to 14 years in the wild.

Though this cat is not endangered, the population in the wild has been on a steady decline due to hunting for its pelt. According to studies, it takes about twelve Jungle Cats to make one fur coat.

Ocelot aka Leopardus PardalisOcelot
A small wild cat from South America, the Ocelot is a beautiful medium sized cat of around 17 to 22 pounds in weight. It can be found in various habitats such as brush areas and tropical jungles. This cat is an excellent climber, jumper and swimmer and prefers to spend most of the time in the trees. Its diet includes birds, deers, fish, reptiles, rodents and other small animals.

The Ocelot has a long, graceful body with long powerful legs and a short tail that is heavily ringed with a black tip. The coat is a soft creamy yellow in color with striking black markings of rosettes with the center a soft brown color. These rosettes tend to link  and form chains like markings. There are black spots and bars on the head, which gives it a prominent look. This cat was worshipped  in the past by many pre-Columbian people in Central and South America. Many figurines and sculpture of Ocelots have been found in these areas.

This cat is no longer available in the pet trade due to its rarity and endangered status. It is also much harder to keep as a pet as it is resistant to training and will not listen to any commands at all. It also gives out a pungent odor which will turn off most potential owners.

Due to its beauty, the Ocelot has been hunted to near extinction. As such, it is a protected species with endangered status. Besides hunting, habitat loss is also another mitigating factor. This cat also has the smallest litter of all wild cats which stands at one kitten per litter. The period between suggestive litters is around two years, which makes it hard or the Ocelot to recover from population loss through hunting and loss of habitats.

Serval aka Leptailurus ServalServal
The Serval is a wild cat found natively in the African grasslands south of the Sahara Desert. This cat is one of the more popular exotic cats kept in the United States. It is a medium sized cat with adults reaching around 30 to 40 pounds in weight. In the wild, it is often found near water sources such as marsh lands and reed beds or in areas like grasslands and forests. It is closely related to the African Golden Cat as well as the Caracal.

It is a nocturnal creature and prefers to hunt in the night, most likely due to the heat during the day. Its prey includes birds, fish, frogs, small deers, insects, reptiles and rodents. It is an excellent runner and jumper and is known to leap high into the air to catch birds for food. Research has shown that Servals are able to leap off up to 10 feet or more off the ground. They are also highly intelligent which make them excellent hunters.

This wild cat looks like its bigger cousin the leopard. This caused people to mistaken the Servals for its bigger cousins when they escape from captivity. This cat has a slender build, very long legs, large ears and a short tail. The coat is light brown with dark leopard like spots. The tail has a tip black in color and also prominent white spots on black ears.

The Serval is one of the most popular exotic cats as it is easier to take care of as compared  to other wild cats. This is due to it being easier to confine as it is not an avid climber. In a way, it requires  a smaller cage compared to those cats that are avid climbers. This cat is a quiet and aloof cat, though it is rather tolerant of other pets in the household. However, like all wild cats, the Serval can be dangerous when it is cornered  or feel threatened.

This cat is slowly declining in population in the wild. This is mainly due to demand for its pelt and loss of habitats. Efforts are being made to reintroduce this at species in private reserves along  the Eastern Cape.

Siberian Lynx aka Lynx lynx wrangeliSiberian Lynx
Also known as the Eurasian Lynx, the Siberian Lynx is a large sized cat that more than twice the size of the Canadian Lynx. This cat is the largest of the Lynx species. It can weigh up to 100 pounds for the males and 50 pounds for the females. It is found in forested areas, open forests,  rocky areas and scrub lands in Europe, Siberia as well as Central and East Asia. It is a nocturnal hunter. It preys on birds, hares, mice, rabbits, marmots and squirrels, but prefers larger preys such as deer, grouse, red foxes, wild boar and young moose.

The Siberian Lynx is similar in proportion to the Canadian Lynx, though it is much larger. It has strong and long legs, large paws and a short tail. The ears are triangular in shape with tufts of black hairs at the pointed end. The coat is short and range from a reddish to brown color tone during the summer. During winter, the coat is much thicker and is grayish silver or brown in color. The feet are webbed like and the paws are big and act as snowshoes for increased mobility during the winter.

This cat has a dog like personality and is highly energetic and playful. It loves to be walked on a leash, so this cat is great for those who loves walking a lot. Due to its highly energetic nature, your house must not have any breakable item if you want to keep this cat as a pet. Not only that, you will probably need a fairly big house for your pet cat to run about.

The Siberian Lynx is threatened by hunting in many of its habitats. It is once found throughout Europe, but hunting has reduced its population to areas only in Central Asia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and  Turkey. In fact, Russia has almost 90% of the Iberian Lynx population right now. The Siberian Lynx is slowly being reintroduced to Europe.

Hybrid Cats

Hybrids are cats that are the result of cross breeding between wild cats and domestic cats. These hybrid cats usually retain many behavioral and health related issues from their  wild parents. Hybrids are classified into different grades from F1 to F6. F1 to F3 hybrids are considered the closest in terms of behavior and physical attributes of their wild parents with F1 being the first generation and so on. The sale and keeping of these hybrids (F1 to F3) are normally prohibited and regulated by laws. Do check with your local authority on the legal aspects if you are keen to keep one as a pet.

Though hybrid cats are theoretically not wild cats, they come with a lot of behavior issues. Even though after several generations of interbreeding with domestic cats, hybrids still have a wild side to them. They are known to possess destructive behaviors to the horror of many cat owners. Unwanted elimination and marking habits are one of the top issues faced by hybrid cat owners. If you have elderly or young children at home, it is not a good idea to keep one as well. However, if your situation allows for keeping such a cat, then it can be a very rewarding experience to have one as a pet.

Bengal CatBengal Cat
One of the most popular hybrid cats, the Bengal Cat is a cross-breed between an Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic cat. Due to its wild bloodline, this cat breed is initially not accepted by the Cat Fanciers Association for registration. The Bengal Cat will cost around 600 to $1500 from a reputable breeder for a quality kitten.

The Bengal Cat is a medium to large sized cat that can weigh up to 18 pounds. It has a solid and muscular body, long, powerful legs, a wide nose and large almond shaped eyes. The coat is short but dense and has rosettes like markings like those of the bigger cats like jaguars, ocelots and leopards. Coat colors vary from different shades of brown to silver.

This cat is an affectionate, gentle and extremely active cat. The high energy level most likely comes from its wild ancestor’s side. It is an excellent climber and swimmer. It is one of the few cat breeds that likes water. It is also known for its intelligence and ability to master new tricks fast. This cat likes socializing and has no problem getting along with humans and other pets.

Chausie CatChausie Cat
The Chausie Cat is a hybrid between a Jungle Cat and an Abyssinian cat. This cat breed was created in the early 1990s and was granted registration by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1995. However, it is still not recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association at the moment.

This cat is a medium to large sized cat that can grow up to 30 pounds in weight. It has a long, lean body and strong hind legs that are slightly longer than the front legs. It is an extremely athletic cat which can leap over six feet in the air. It has relatively small paws, thick tail, large ears and an elongated muzzle. This cat does to a certain extend look like a wild lynx. The coat color can range from brown tabby to  a golden tawny color with black tickings.

The Chausie Cat is a very active and playful cat. Couple with its intelligence and curious nature, this cat can be taught new tricks easily. In a certain way, this cat is like a dog in many ways. However, this cat does require a lot of attention and stimulation and cannot be left alone at home. Households with children and delicate objects are also not suitable as well.

Cheetoh CatCheetoh Cat
This hybrid cat is one of the newer hybrid cat breeds around. This cat was first developed in 2001 by cross breeding a Bengal Cat with an Ocicat. As such, this cat does not have direct wild cat blood in them. Rather, it is a cross between a hybrid and a domestic cat. The price of a Cheetoh Cat from a reputable breeder will cost around $400 to $800 for a quality kitten.

This cat is a medium to large sized cat that can reach up to 22 pounds in weight. It has a muscular body, thick neck and prominent ears. The coat is short but thick ad has a soft velvety feel to it. The coat can come in a wide range of colors and patterns from black or brown spotted sienna, black or brown spotted gold to black spotted silver.

The Cheetoh Cat is a gentle, loving and sociable cat. Its mild temperament makes it a suitable  cat for households with young children. This cat is also very active and possess a great deal of energy. As such, it will require an environment with lots of room to roam about.

Jungle Bob Cat
The Jungle Bob cat is a hybrid cat that is created by cross breeding the Chausie Cat with the Pixie-Bob Cat. This hybrid cat is similar to the Cheetoh Cat in terms of having no direct wild bloodline linkage. However, there are breeders that breed the Jungle Bob cat using the original wild cats, the Jungle Cat and Bobcat. A quality Jungle Bob kitten can cost around $1500 from a reputable breeder.

This cat is a medium to large sized cat that can grow up to 20 pounds. It is very similar to the Jungle  Cat and bobcat in terms of looks and may or may not have a tail. It has furry ear tips like the Bobcat and stripes and spots like those of a Jungle Cat. Some cats are born polydactyl. This trait may be inherent from the side of the Pixie-Bob cat.

The Jungle Bob Cat is an active, affectionate and attention seeking cat. It is very intelligent and can be taught a lot of tricks. Like a lot of hybrid cats, this cat is very dog like in terms of personality. This cat will follow you around the house like a dog. However, this cat may not be suitable for all as it requires a lot of attention in order to keep it happy.

Pixie-Bob CatPixie-Bob Cat
The origins of the Pixie-Bob Cat is shrouded in mystery. The result of cross breeding being a Bobcat and a domestic cat, it is believed to be a breed that is naturally occurring, the result of mating between a Bobcat and a domestic cat. A large percentage of the Pxie-Bob Cats are born with the polydactyl trait. This cat is recognized by a number of internal cat registries, though the Cats Fanciers Association has not recognized this cat breed yet.

The Pixie-Bob Cat is a medium to large sized cat. It can grow up to 26 pounds for the males while the females are usually much smaller. It has a muscular body with a heavy bone structure with tufts on the ears like those of a Lynx. The coat is double layered with a short, dense coat or a long medium length silky coat. The colors for the coat has colors and patterns that range from brown to silver with spots, broken bars and rosette markings.

This cat is a loyal, quiet, intelligent and sociable cat. Due to its high intelligence, it is able to learn new tricks quickly. It is also very adaptable and is able to get along with other pets. It is able to get along well with small children and can form strong bonds with the family, making them suitable pet for most families.

Safari Cat
This rare cat breed is the result of cross breeding the Geoffroy’s Cat with the domestic cat. This results in a hybrid cat that is not only rare, due to the difficulty in breeding this cat, retains the looks of a wild cat with a gentle temperament. Due to the difficulty in breeding this cat, there are very few breeders that have successfully bred this cat. Do take note when buying this cat as there are a lot of scams going around.

The Safari cat is a small to medium sized cat that can reach up to 20 pounds in weight for the males. For the females, they can reach up to 18 pounds in weight.  It has a broad head, a wide nose, small rounded ears and big eyes. The coat colors are very to that of the Geoffroy’s Cat and can range from  silver gray to ocher with small dark brown or black spots on the coat.

This cat is affectionate, attention seeking and sociable. It is good with children and strangers, making this cat perfect for families with young children. Though this cat is good with children, it does requires a lot of attention from the owner. Unless you are able to give this cat a lot of attention and care, it is not advisable to keep this cat.

Savannah CatSavannah Cat
The Savannah Cat is developed from crossbreeding  the Serval with the domestic cat by a Bengal breeder back in 1986. Different states have different laws and regulations on the keeping of a Savannah cat. Certain states only allow F4 or below Savannah cat to be kept as pets. It can cost anything from $1,800 for an F5 to $22,000 for F1 for a quality kitten from a reputable breeder.

This cat is a large sized cat that can weigh up to 30 pounds or more. It has a long, lean but well muscled body. Its legs are longer than the average domestic cats. It is able to jump up to seven feet into the air due to its stronger and powerful legs. Its ears are upright with tufts at the tips, medium sized oval eyes and a long lean neck. The coat is dense and range from short to medium length. There is a softer undercoat covered by the denser layer. The coat comes in a variety of colors and patterns such as brown-spotted tabby, silver-spotted tabby, black and black smoke.

The Savannah Cat is a highly active, assertive, curious and intelligent cat. It can be affectionate and loving to its owners, but require a lot of attention and interaction on the part of the owners to keep it happy. Thus, it is not a suitable cat for people with little time or inexperienced or first time cat owners.

Serengeti CatSerengeti Cat
The Serengeti Cat is a hybrid cat developed by crossing a Bengal Cat with an Oriental Shorthair Cat. Due to its Bengal linkage, it is considered a hybrid breed instead of a domestic cat breed. The cost of a quality Serenget kitten is around $600 to $2000 from a reputable breeder.

This cat is a medium sized cat which can grow up to 12 pounds. It has a long and lean body that is well muscled. It has very long and strong legs which allow it to jump up to seven feet in the air from a standing position. The paws are medium sized with a fairly long tail which tapers into a rounded tip. The coat comes in colors of brown, black or silver with markings very similar to that of an Asian Leopard Cat.

The Serengeti Cat is a friendly, open and self assertive cat. Though it may appear shy at first, once it warms up to you, it will become more outgoing and responsive. It is very active and agile which allow it to roam about the house with ease. It is very friendly towards young children and can get along with other pets if it properly introduced.

Toyger CatToyger Cat
Although the Toyger Cat is considered a domestic cat breed, I have placed it under the hybrid category as this cat breed is similar to the Serengeti Cat in using the Bengal cat as one of the breeds for cross breeding. This  cat is developed to resemble a tiger. It is created by cross breeding the Bengal cats with domestic shorthair cats.

The Toyger Cat is a medium sized cat that weighs between  7 to 15 pounds for a fully grown adult. It has a strong and sturdy body that is well muscled with  a broad chest, thick strong neck and stocky shoulder blades to complete the look. This cat, even shares the same walking gait as the tiger. The coat is short but dense and feels luxurious to the touch. Like the tiger, the coat is orange or tan in color with distinctive dark stripes.

This cat while looking like a tiger has a personality of a domestic cat. It is laid back and tame and likes to socialize with people. It is also playful but capable of displaying affections for those it loves. While it can get along well with other cats, it prefers young children and cat friendly dogs. Proper introduction is required to ensure the pets get along with each other. This cat is suitable for all households as this is considered a domestic cat breed with good temperament.

Summary
Both wildcats and hybrid cats have their own attractive and interesting attributes to entice prospective owners. However, due to behavior and health issues with both wild cats and hybrid cats, you should think carefully before getting one as a pet. Besides aggressive tendencies, when it comes to providing health care for wild cats, it can be very difficult to find a veterinarian that provides such service to exotic animals. Even if you manage to find one, the cost will be much more expensive than conventional cat breeds.

For hybrid cats, there tend to be a lot more health issues as compared to other domestic cats. A lot of vaccinations or medications are not approved or effective for hybrid cats. A word of advice for those looking to keep an exotic cat as a pet, do your research first, consider carefully all the pros and cons before getting one.

Note: A lot of people overestimate their abilities and underestimate the requirements needed to take care of wild and hybrid cats. As a result, a lot of rare, exotic, wild and hybrid cats are dumped to animal shelters and other rescue organizations which do not have the manpower and resources to take care of them. At the need of the day, these poor cats if lucky, will be able find a new home. Otherwise, they may be euthanize to make way for other pets. As such, I urge all potential cat owners to reconsider their decisions carefully before committing.


Image Credit
Featured photo by dynamosquitoCC BY-SA 2.0
Asian Leopard Cat photo by lingeringcoldnessCC BY 2.0
Bobcat photo by Linda TannerCC BY 2.0
Canadian Lynx photo by Keith WilliamsCC BY 2.0
Caracal photo by Jochem KooleCC BY 2.0
Fishing Cat photo by DulupCC BY-SA 2.0
Geoffroy's Cat photo by Charles BarilleauxCC BY 2.0
Jungle Cat photo by L. Shyamal - CC BY-SA 3.0
Ocelot photo by Joao Carlos MedauCC BY 2.0
Serval photo by Vince SmithCC BY 2.0
Siberian Lynx photo by dograndoCC BY-SA 2.0
Bengal Cat photo by roberto shabsCC BY 2.0
Chausie Cat photo by Abicatz Zamphyr - CC BY-SA 3.0
Cheetoh Cat photo by Kira - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Pixie-Bob Cat photo by Angie1900 - CC BY-SA 3.0
Savannah Cat photo by Leigh KeslerCC BY-SA 2.0
Toyger Cat photo by Gaynorjl - CC BY-SA 3.0

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