Spartacus is a beautiful 40-pound African serval cat that was adopted from a zoo four years ago. For the past few years, he’s been living with his family in Merrimack, New Hampshire. It’s worth mentioning that the family owns him legally and has a permit from the state’s department.

Turns out, the cat had recently gone missing after getting spooked by the family dog and running away. But don’t worry, we’ve got some good news—the cat has been found and he’s alright!

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Apparently, this 40-pound African serval cat went missing after getting spooked by the family dog

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Apparently, Spartacus ran away after getting spooked by the family dog. “The dog didn’t want to come in last night. So my wife opened the front door. The dog and the cat spooked each other and off he went. He’s gone,” one of the owners told AP News. The family spent most of the night looking for the cat in the woods near their home. Police were also informed about the missing cat.

The search was pretty tricky since the police weren’t really sure what to look for

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According to the Daily Mail, the search was pretty tricky for the officers since they weren’t that sure what to look for. “They had no idea; I had to show them a picture of what they normally look like. So, like I said, this was uncharted territory. It was out of the norm for most people here,” Merrimack’s animal control officer Haylie Gulino told the Daily Mail.

After three days, the cat was finally found near its home

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After three whole days spent in the New Hampshire wild, the cat was finally found safe and sound. “The serval cat that was missing has been found. It was trapped near its home and is in good health. It’s been reunited with its owner. Thank you for all the interest and shares,” Merrimack Police Department announced the good news on Facebook.

Spartacus was adopted from a zoo 4 years ago

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“Dean and I want to thank everyone for your help and support. Spartacus is home safe and warm. I personally can’t express my gratitude enough! I have a bond with this cat and he is my person,” the owner wrote in a Facebook post.

“I personally can’t express my gratitude enough! I have a bond with this cat and he is my person”

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