Both the USDA papers and the 1997 inventory show a serval named Arizona who was bought for $2000 from Pam Mogensen of Va. along with 2 other servals, Dakota, bought for $1000 and Somara for $2000, all purchased on 12-9-94 and sold in 1997. Arizona was then replaced with Arizona2 on 6-17-97 who was bought for $500 and Dakota2 bought for $2000 who unfortunately died. Unless you believe that it is ethical to buy and sell cats and call them rescues for the purpose of donations, these 5 cats, Arizona, Dakota, Somara, Arizona2, and Dakota2, were not rescued. Here is a more in depth look into Arizona's biography.
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife on Easy Street 1997
"A female Serval born 1989 moved to Easy Street 12/9/94 with the name of Female Form. This wasn't as bad a name, but she didn't seem to recognize it anyway. she adapted quickly and has acquired a taste for cat food. Her owner raises Ratites but the County zoning board was giving her heck over her three Servals to the point that it was easier to part with them than to deal with the idiocy in power there."
Wildlife on Easy Street Safari Guide
"Arizona arrived here 6-17-97 and is thought to be quite old. She is fully clawed and very aggressive at feeding time. She reached out while Carole was feeding her one night and ripped her wedding band in half with one swipe of her razor like claws."
Big Cat Rescue 2014
"Arizona arrived at Big Cat Rescue 6/17/97 and is thought to be quite old. She is fully clawed and very aggressive at feeding time. Arizona loves enrichment time, her favorite thing is a food puzzle made out of a cardboard tube stuffed with treats and feathers. Other than when she is being fed Arizona keeps to her self hidden in the thick foliage provided by several palmetto bushes. Arizona is the oldest serval living at Big Cat Rescue and probably in the world."