Texas woman offers $500 reward for African serval that escaped from her home


An African serval named Arya is on the loose in Shiner, Texas. Photo credit: Lisa Hamilton-Lambert via Facebook.

A Texas woman is offering a reward for the capture and return of her serval, an exotic wildcat native to Africa.


Lisa Hamilton-Lambert posted on social media that her one-year-old serval named Arya escaped from her Shiner, Texas home through a cracked window April 5.



Hamilton-Lambert’s Facebook page indicates she operates an exotic cat breeding business out of her home called Windridge Exotic Savannah Cats and Servals. Savannah cats are a hybrid species created by breeding a serval with a domestic cat.


Hamilton-Lambert posted on social media that Arya is very friendly and she’s offering a $500 reward for her return.