When we had the apartment building next to us renovated to be sold to a whole new set of upwardly mobile young folk... we had to do some breed education. A number had windows that looked down into our yard which is enclosed to allow our Savannahs to hang out in the fresh air safely. There were loads of "is that a wild cat?" type questions and you need to be patient with the "no, it's a domestic cat breed that is designed to look like a wild cat but behave exactly as a domestic cat", mention it eats cat food, uses a litterbox and curls up in bed. http://svrescue.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SVarticle-Dec07.pdf leads to a pdf of an article you can print out and give to your neighbors that might help.