well you may be unpleasantly surprised at the number of gullible people on tumblr
asked by Anonymous
Guy walking his savannah cat in Brooklyn like it’s no big deal. I hope my fascination with the creature communicated to him otherwise.
I’m not sure if I’ve already reblogged this but here goes anyway. I wouldn’t want to walk a domestic cat on a leash around a big city, let alone a Savannah, which falsely has a reputation of being “more like a dog than a cat.” Also, the harness on this cat looks pretty loose, and harnesses are actually pretty easy to get out of tbh. The last thing you need is a Savannah running around because given their size and coats people often mistake them for a pure wildcat. Which, as we saw a few months ago in Detroit, leads to the death of the animal.
Savannahs are designer breeds and the breeding of them and other hybrids is pretty problematic as detailed here. I am 100% against them as pets unless they are rescues(it’s not their fault someone decided to breed them) and being adopted by people that are fully informed that they will still act incredibly wild.
Reblogging because everyone knows my love of Savannah’s and how I raised Kovu from a kitten. But here is the thing. Being a child when I got him I didn’t know of how inhumane it was to breed them and of course my parents didn’t do the research. You know Kovu’s cancer that took him way too young? Result of the breeding. He also was a bit crosseyed which I thought came from inbreeding somewhere down the line. And yes they “act more like a dog” because they are not afraid to go up to people which could Actually be dangerous since they do get a bit wild. While they need exercise, walking them on concrete is not the way to do it. I would love to rescue Savannah’s since I do have experience and understanding on how to take care of them while so many people don’t. However don’t expect me to spend several thousand dollars on an inbred kitten.