Family Reunited With Missing Savannah Cat

Chicago Family's Savannah Cat Ivy Disappeared Last Month In La Jolla Area

A unique cat reported missing in the La Jolla area last month was found safe, 10News reported.

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According to members of the Fosco family, a family in La Jolla found their Savannah cat named Ivy last Saturday. Ivy was located about three miles from where he was first reported missing, and the Foscos said Ivy was properly identified thanks to his microchip.

Ivy disappeared on July 17 while the Foscos were visiting San Diego from Chicago. Paul Fosco said Ivy became lost in the area around Faye Avenue and Pearl Street in La Jolla.

During the search effort, the family brought in a Los Angeles-based bloodhound team in hopes a dog could sniff out Ivy. A $5,000 reward was also announced for the cat's safe return.

The Foscos told 10News they were grateful for the people who helped in the search for Ivy and thankful to the family that took care of their cat.

Regarding the reward, the Foscos said they reached an undisclosed settlement with the La Jolla family.

Ivy, who is owned by Fosco's son Mike, is a second-generation cat, or F-2, and is considered expensive. A first generation cat, or F1, costs between $20,000 and $25,000.

The Foscos have since returned to Illinois after picking up Ivy last weekend.

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