Hybrids are illegal to own unless grandfathered prior to Jan. 23, 2002, AND it is spayed/neutered, licensed with local officials, rabies vaccinated, registered with an approved registry, and microchipped. F4 SBT and later savannah cats are LEGAL in Alaska as of 2010.
5 AAC 92.xxx. Possession of cat hybrid prohibited. (a) It is unlawful,
without a permit issued by the department, for a person to possess,
transport, sell, advertise or otherwise offer for sale, purchase, or offer
to purchase a cat hybrid, including but not limited to Savannah, Bengal, and
(b) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution for illegal possession of
a cat hybrid under this section that
(1) the breed is recognized by The International Cat
Association as a breed eligible for championship class;
(2) the animal is licensed as required in the
jurisdiction of residence, has a registered pedigree showing the previous
four generations, and these records are available for inspection by animal
control officers and other government or regulatory officials; and
(3) the animal is at least four generations removed
from a wild ancestor.
(c) For the purposes of this section “cat hybrid” includes
(1) the offspring from a mating of a domestic cat
(Felis catus) or cat hybrid with any species of wild cat or hybrid of a wild
and domestic cat in the previous four generations; and
(2) an animal represented to be a cat hybrid by any
name or description.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
P.O. Box 115526
1255 W. 8th Street
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
TTY: 800-478-3648 or
ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Information Office
State Capitol – Terry Miller Building, Suite 111
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182
Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife
Import/Export office: 907-271-6198
Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners’ ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.