List of States that allow Savannah cats
Please check our list of states that allow Savannah cats before you begin your journey to own one. Savannah cat legal ownership is very important to reputable breeders. Many people ask, “is it legal to own a Savannah cat?” Savannah cats are legal in many states because, after all, they are domestic cats once the cat is bred to a domestic per the USDA APHIS laws. TICA (The International Cat Association) registers Savannahs and it is a domestic cat registry. However, some states don’t allow ownership, such as Georgia. In addition, other states as Texas allow them with very strict and almost impossible to obtain permits.
Many Texas breeders fly by the skin of their teeth and no Texas breeders can be a member unless we have their permit on record. Consequently, we have no Texas members. There are so many reasons why we are so strict about following the laws on states that allow Savannah cat ownership when placing one of our Savannah kittens.
One of the worst things that can happen to a Savannah cat is to settle in with its family only to be turned in and your cat is confiscated. Consequently, many not-so-savory breeders will tell you not to worry and that Savannah cat laws are not really enforced. Nothing is further from the truth. In some states, a Savannah may be euthanized if confiscated.
Below is a short reference to the United States and if they allow, permit or ban Savannah cats. Please take the time to look and also do further research. Do not expect your responsible breeder to send one of their kittens to a home where ownership is not allowed.