READING, Pa. (AP) – Police say they captured a big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets of a Pennsylvania city.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Mayor Peduto Reaffirms Belief Teachers Should Be Prioritized In Vaccine Process
Reports about the spotted feline started coming in on Nov. 3. When Reading officers tracked it down, they initially thought they’d found a cheetah.
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County says they got a call from the police department about the feline on Saturday.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine In Pittsburgh: CVS Receiving More Doses Of The Vaccine
When staff responded, they found a cat called an African serval in Reading, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The cats are illegal to own in Pennsylvania without a license. The animal was declawed and very friendly, leading animal workers to presume it had been a pet.
It’s been transported to a big cat rescue group.MORE NEWS: Pop-Up Miniature Golf Course Planned For Oakland
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