|Safe Habor's facilities|
|All dressed up and ready to go to a new home! |
This kitty is adoptable and included in the special during April at Safe Harbor
|My cat Abby has more of the ticked pattern. |
She has the thinnest fur of any cat I've ever
seen. Her ancestors were from Africa, for sure.
Human civilization moved to Egypt, and so did the cat, where it was worshipped. The Romans seemed to be a little slower in using the cat for rodent control. Some stories say that the Egyptians attempted to forbid cats from being taken to Rome. But the cat was already in Europe! Nonetheless, Europeans did not use the cat for rodent control at first, but instead relied on the smellier and less tamable weasel.
Most likely, the European wildcat did not venture so easily to human settlement as the Middle Eastern and African cats. It was more isolated in European forests, and farther away from the humans' food sources. I suspect that the first domesticated cats in Europe did come from Egypt, and then they quickly interbred with the native wildcat.
Felis sylvestris is endangered almost to the point of extinction, especially in Europe, because of its domesticated relative. The wildcat has bred so much with feral cats that scientists are doubtful they can still find a bon fide Scottish wildcat. The African wildcat is also getting more and more rare.
Come get me! I'm waiting!
This adoptable cat is beautiful!