From alligators to cougars, 9 illegal exotic ‘pets’ removed from Oregon homes

Oregonian - 04-17

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The saga of a missing exotic cat in Northwest Portland over the weekend highlighted the issues with making a wild or semi-wild creature into a pet. While the brother of the owner of the caracat that went missing and was ultimately caught said the animal is legal to own, he said he is now realizing that having a 35-pound feline in an apartment isn’t working, and they are looking for a new home or a spot in a sanctuary for the half-caracal, half-Abyssinian cat.