CHICAGO (CBS) — A family from the Chicago area believes the search has narrowed – somewhat – as they try to find a rare cat lost in southern California.

Ivy – a year-and-a-half-old Savannah cat – disappeared off a third floor roof in La Jolla, Calif., 10 days ago.

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Ivy belongs to Chicago area professional poker player Michael Fosco, who takes Ivy everywhere.

Fosco’s brother, Dominick, said the family is helping search for Ivy in California, and they have hired a woman who brought in her dogs to track Ivy.

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“She thinks she tracked him to around this general area,” Fosco told WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller. “The way my dad described it, there’s just a bunch of crap everywhere, and broken down pieces of wood, and he could be hiding anywhere.”

Unfortunately, Dominick Fosco said the area where Ivy is lost has coyotes. The family is offering a $5,000 reward for Ivy’s safe return.

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LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports