Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

ODD Missing Serval Cat
ODD Missing Serval Cat
Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 17:40:57-04

MERRIMACK, N.H. -- An exotic African serval cat that escaped from its New Hampshire home earlier this week has been found safe and sound.

Merrimack police in a Facebook post Friday say the 40-pound creature named Spartacus was was trapped near his home and is in good health.

The animal has been returned to its owner.

That owner, Dean King, adopted Spartacus from a Florida zoo four years ago.

The cat is owned legally and he has a permit from the state’s department of fish and game.

The cat lives indoors. Spartacus ran away Wednesday after apparently getting spooked by the family dog.