Junior was rescued in October 2019, along with a female serval named Miss Kitty. The pair were being kept by private owners in Arizona. One of their owners passed away suddenly, leaving the surviving spouse with two servals and no means to care for them. The surviving owner was forced to move out of her family home and Junior and Miss Kitty could not come with her to her new place. She had no choice but to leave Junior and Miss Kitty behind in her family home, stopping by daily to give them food and water. In the meantime, the owner pleaded for help around the country to find a home for Junior and Miss Kitty. Although the private owner was heartbroken, to give her Junior and Miss Kitty, she had no contingency plan in place for their long-term care and was quickly running out of options. When Lions Tigers & Bears received the call for help, we jumped into action to save these beautiful servals. Unfortunately, Junior and Miss Kitty's story is not uncommon. The private pet trade for servals is prevalent throughout the U.S. However, these animals require more specialized care then a common house cat, and still maintain many of their innate instincts.