Big Cat Spotted Roaming the Streets of Detroit

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Detroit is home to the Lions and Tigers, but no one expected to see a real big cat pawing through the streets. According to My Fox Detroit, residents on the northeast side of the city noticed a large feline prowling the area that many believe is a Savannah, the largest domestic cat breed.

The homeless cat had many worried. Residents tried to have the feline taken off the street before it was hurt or caused harm to someone. The Detroit Free Press reported that both the Michigan Humane Society and the city's police department received calls about the big cat, but both organizations refused to investigate the claims. Instead Paws for the Cause, a feral cat rescue, started actively searching for the Savannah. The group was contacted by the pet's owners, who said their cat Chum had escaped through a window a month ago.

Paws for the Cause spent over a week searching for Chum, trying to locate the cat based on others' sightings. Sadly, when Chum was found by the organization on Monday, someone less understanding had found the cat first. The innocent pet was found shot and left in a garbage can. Chum's body has been returned to his devastated owners for cremation. Paws for the Cause volunteers, who are equally heartbroken by the result of this search, hope this event raises awareness about these domestic cats and how their exotic coat does not mean they are a dangerous wild animal.

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Before all the bleeding hearts who immediately cry everything is against the law, let it be known that any cat, domestic or feral, is considered a wild animal. Cats are not classified as domestic animals. Cats are your property though. I know, it sucks, but unfortunately, weirdos and sadists can trap your house cat without your knowledge and unless you have proof they trapped your property, there is nothing you can do.

August 29 2013 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I spend more money on my 6 cats and the 6 cats that are strays than I do on myself. Ignorant and selfish people are the reason so many animals are MURDERED and destroyed. Bet if it was a stray dog no body would have shot it. But then it is Detroit and filled with nothing but idiots and morons! I hope who ever shot the cat gets shot themselves as well as each and every one they hold dear!

August 28 2013 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a bunch of ignorants....... This is ANIMAL CRUELTY AND AGAINST THE LAW. I have just emailed the rescue group pleading with them to investigate and prosecute. The animal would have never hurt anyone. Cats are afraid of people and I don't wonder why. I am sure that the ignorants who created the buzz that got somebody to klill the beautiful cat who had owners and was NOTa stray are much more dangerous than it. SHAME, SHAME SHAME. The EARTH does MOT belong to humans....... We must share it with all the other species...........

August 28 2013 at 5:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Some people are so mean! Cats are sweet and tolerant of people although we don't deserve it. police, wildlife and animal welfare should have tried harder to find the cat

August 28 2013 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

People are so stupid. Here's yet more evidence. Why is the gut reaction always to kill it? Who was it hurting? And if I were paying taxes in Michigan, I'd wonder why. Crbooker, do you read? You could have looked this up on the internet and been reassured. Ignorance is no excuse. Accidents happen and some times our pets get away from us. Killing them because they get out is barbaric.

August 28 2013 at 4:53 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

In many countries (like Canada) besides the USA feral cats are illegal. They did the right thing by killing the cat cause it is a bit of a wild cat that could do a lot of damage to your pets and or a child who got to close to it. It is a danger for both owners and the pet itself when you bread a wild animal and a domestic animal, just look at the breeding of a dog with a wolf who kills for fun and is very much more dangers to humans than a regular dog and a regular wolf.

August 28 2013 at 1:44 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mark SuckerBurg

Killed on the streets of Detroit like it was just a white woman.

August 28 2013 at 12:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

August 28 2013 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

all of yall are ******* idiots the cat didn\'t deserve to die but damn if u found it in your yard or house you don\'t know what the hell that cat can do white folks always think they can tame **** let the wild live in the me stupid the n word it don\'t bother cuz those folks in that ghetto got enough **** of there own to deal with to have to be scared of a cat that size if it was in the nice WHITE gated community.....well then keep his ass there

August 28 2013 at 12:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

So many wer scared of a cat that didn't bother your ghetto neighborhood. That some ghetto arse in detroit had to kill it! Ghetto Americans! look at the video- black neighborhood-kille dthe cat that didn't bother anybody! GHETTO GHETTO SAYS THE ARAB! So what you don't like my bias comment-I hate how IGNORANT SOME BLACKS CAN BE!

August 28 2013 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Gail Moss

Well your just as ignorant as the person that shot the poor cat.

August 28 2013 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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