Thank goodness Battle Creek animal control and police had the sense to trap instead of just shooting the cat. All too often Fish and Game just shoots to kill because “it was dangerous” instead of trying to preserve life.
I hope they find a nice home for this cat, and don’t return her to the home that she had before.
What a beautiful cat…I think they handled it’s capture very well and hope there’s some follow up to the story to determine just exactly how this cat came to be out and about and what his future may entail.
Just to be fair, we don’t know that someone let the declawed animal out on purpose. There could be one very worried exotic pet owner out there (note: I’m not advocating owning wild animals, just pointing out that we don’t know the whole story).
And yes, it’s beautiful. I hope it’s well cared for.
At least it went to Binder Park Zoo, they have a lot of knowledge when it comes to cats of this size (they have cheetahs). I’m a little surprised that there is not more regulation in Michigan when it comes to exotic pets.