A serval rescued from a Cincinnati tree earlier this year tested positive for cocaine, animal rights groups announced Thursday.
Shortly after the theatrical release of “Cocaine Bear,” news of Serval’s drug test quickly trended on Twitter with the moniker “Cocaine Cat.” The big cat’s name is Amily.
Hamilton County dog rangers responded to reports of a “leopard” in a tree on January 28, said Cincinnati Animal Care’s Ray Anderson. They retrieved Amily and took him to the organization’s facility.
The organization’s medical team looked over the large cat, which had a broken leg during recovery, Anderson said. was executed.
“I can’t speak to how he was exposed to cocaine at this time,” Anderson said.
Although it’s illegal to own a serval in Ohio, no charges are currently being filed against Amily’s owner, said Anderson. Felines weigh up to 40 pounds (about 12 kg) and have a yellowish coat with black spots.
The owner is cooperating with the investigation.
Amily was brought to the Cincinnati Zoo after being treated by the CAC.
“We are extremely proud of the work our canine lifeguards and medical staff have done in this case and are extremely grateful to the Cincinnati Zoo for providing the care Amily needed.” “Our community is working diligently to determine next steps, so please respect the zoo’s privacy at this time.”
In recent months, animal rescue services have big cat Walking around the Long Island section of New York.a Serval It was also spotted in a Massachusetts neighborhood in early 2022.
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