40-Pound African Cat Ran Away And Spent 3 Days In The Wild Before Being Reunited With His Owners

by Stephanie

Spartacus is a stunning African serval cat who lives with his adopted family in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Don't worry - the family has a permit and owns 40-pound Spartacus legally, after adopting him four years ago from a zoo.

Recently, Spartacus went missing when he ran away after being spooked by the family dog. It's okay, he is home safe now, but he came home with a pretty great story to tell!

"The dog didn't want to come in last night. So my wife opened the front door. The dog and the cat spooked each other, and off he went. He's gone," one of the Spartacus' owners said.

The family went on to spend most of the night searching for the big cat in the woods. They also contacted the police to report their fur-baby missing.

The search was a little tricky for the police officers, as they weren't entirely sure what they were trying to find.

The search was a little tricky for the police officers, as they weren't entirely sure what they were trying to find.
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“They had no idea; I had to show them a picture of what they normally look like. So, like I said, this was uncharted territory. It was out of the norm for most people here,” Merrimack’s animal control officer Haylie Gulino said.

“They had no idea; I had to show them a picture of what they normally look like. So, like I said, this was uncharted territory. It was out of the norm for most people here,” Merrimack’s animal control officer Haylie Gulino said.
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Spartacus spent three days in the wild before finally being found and reunited with his family.

Spartacus spent three days in the wild before finally being found and reunited with his family.
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“The serval cat that was missing has been found. It was trapped near its home and is in good health. It’s been reunited with its owner. Thank you for all the interest and shares,” Merrimack Police Department announced on Facebook.

“The serval cat that was missing has been found. It was trapped near its home and is in good health. It’s been reunited with its owner. Thank you for all the interest and shares,” Merrimack Police Department announced on Facebook.
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Spartacus' humans were extremely grateful to have him home safe and sound.

“Dean and I want to thank everyone for your help and support. Spartacus is home safe and warm. I personally can’t express my gratitude enough! I have a bond with this cat and he is my person,” one of his owners commented.

Spartacus' humans were extremely grateful to have him home safe and sound.
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