The Fosco family says Ivy has been missing since July 17. Ivy is no ordinary house cat, the 1-year-old is a rare breed known as a Savannah, which is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, an African cat about the size of a bobcat.
Ivy is worth about $15,000.
The family says the exotic cat was with their son visiting a friend in California when he somehow he managed to get outside.
They are now offering $5,000 for its safe return. The Foscos have hired a pet search and rescue team -- that includes bloodhounds -- to help find the cat.