A potentially dangerous exotic cat is on the loose in the United States and animal control has asked residents to keep an eye out for her.
On Facebook, the Strong Island Animal Rescue League said it received a call on Wednesday about the cat and has been free on Long Island ever since. Speak with New York PostRoy Gross, of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said, “Protect your children, protect your pets. They are one type of animal that can be extremely dangerous.”
“It will probably be hungry, and it will probably be scared,” he added.
Check out the images of the exotic cat below:
Separately, Humane Long Island, an animal conservation organization, posted on Facebook that a plan was in place when and if the cat was found. “We are in contact with the New York DEC and Suffolk County SPCA and have informed these authorities that Save The Animals Rescue (STAR) Foundation is willing and able to nurture the big cat and that Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has offered to give them a permanently at home.” added to the organization.
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According to the After, the exotic animal was spotted Tuesday through a residential area of West Islip. It is still not clear why the big cat was loose. Officials believe it was an illegally kept exotic pet. “The owner may have raised it from a small kitten and may not know how to take care of himself,” Ross told the outlet.
Meanwhile, one person wrote in the comment section of the post: “Everyone should be concerned about a pet or person getting hurt. This is a matter for authorities, not amateurs. This is not a lost pet. It is a dangerous animal. ” Others were just joking and writing that the big cat was probably looking for Cheetos.
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