Brigitte Cowell


Chaneeka is a gorgeous 10 year old spayed F1 female who needs a very patient and understanding home. Above all, she needs someone to commit to her for years no matter what.
Chaneeka was bred by the now-defunct Savannahcatland (who have said that they are not in a position to take her back) in IN, and for 8 years was kept as first breeding cat then pet by Lequoia Savannahs in MS. She was then sold as pet to her current owner in Los Angeles, CA. He reports that after two years Chaneeka still hasn't come around and he has given up on that and wishes to rehome her. Lequoia Savannahs is not taking her back either, so it is up to Savannah Cat Rescue to find her a new home.
It's important that a new home understand that an older adult F1 is a long term project in many cases. It's important that the new home understands the significant behavioral differences between an F1 and other generations of Savannahs. It can indeed take years for an F1 to decide you are their human.
Chaneeka does play with a wand toy, she is faithful with her litterbox and is not reported to be destructive. She has not been to a vet in the past 2 years but appears healthy to the owner. Lequoia Savannahs reported that she was social (a little dominant) with other cats and tolerant of her dog. We would not suggest Chaneeka for a home with a lot of other cats, she might be good with a tolerant male cat, and with an ability to manage a very slow understanding introductory process. She has never been around children and would not be good in a home with anything but older children (12 year old+). Lequoia believes she needs a home with a woman and that lays at the crux of the issue, the current owner is a male and she had lived her life with a single woman before then.
If you think that you are ready for the commitment of this special cat, and your home fits the criteria, please email info@... with your location and a description of your home and why it would be great for Chaneeka. Shipping would be impossible as the owner can barely manage to get her into a crate and cannot get to a vet for the necessary health certificate. She also is not a candidate to use a pet transporter who flies the cat in cabin, nor if you were willing to fly to bring back in cabin. She needs someone to be able to drive to pick her up. Thank you for understanding that! Her adoption fee will be $200.