Saving Seven Servals

Saving Seven Servals

We are excited to be welcoming seven new servals into the family, just in time for the holidays! The servals will be making their way to the sanctuary on Tuesday, just in time to celebrate their first Thanksgiving with the rescue. The cats will be welcomed by Carolina Tiger Rescue staff when they arrive and will be given plenty of time to get acclimated.

Prepping for Winter Weather

Prepping for Winter Weather

Winter is fast approaching! As the cats start to grow their long winter coats, the staff at Carolina Tiger Rescue also preps for the winter. We absolutely can’t do this without your help. Could you look through our wishlist and select a few items to gift our animals? Some of the items are more obvious than others, but all of these items are necessary for keeping the animals in top shape through icy blasts and possible power outages. All Amazon wishlist items get delivered directly to our door, which makes giving easy. Be sure to include you name so we can send you an end-of-year tax receipt.

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Pawprint Newsletter- We have exciting news! We are officially Global Federation of Animals Sanctuaries (GFAS) accredited, making us just one of two big cat rescues on the east coast to receive the honor. Read more about our 45th year celebration, meet Ranger Bobcat, and learn about Tio Tiger’s toe troubles.

Wild Animal Shows are Bad for Animals

Wild Animal Shows are Bad for Animals

Learn why travelling wild animal shows, circuses and magic shows exploit wild animals. Bright lights, loud crowds and flaming hoops are scary for wild animals, but trainers force tigers, lions, elephants and other animals to do tricks through fear and starvation.

Quarantine: A Welcome Mat for Rescued Animals

Quarantine: A Welcome Mat for Rescued Animals

Have you noticed that Quarantine is under construction? We are expanding to add outdoor access, which greatly improves the quality of care animals receive, as well as allowing for more animals to be housed at a time. Quarantine is our welcome mat to the sanctuary, where new residents receive much-needed vet care, get their vaccines and get acquainted with their new homes.

Spring Sanctuary Spruce-up

[breadcrumb] Spring has officially sprung at the sanctuary! Tigers watch with great anticipation as pools are delivered. Santana Serval enjoys a gentle shower from a keeper's hose. Two owlets peer from their nest, high up in a tree by our main building....

2019 Ball: The Mysteries of Morocco

2019 Ball: The Mysteries of Morocco

Share the Love!

This Valentine’s Day, give your valentine something unique—your love for the tigers! Make a donation of $25 or more and Carolina Tiger Rescue will send a card to your loved one to announce your gift.

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-4684
(919) 542-4454

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary. 

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching “kids” of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our “Kid for a Day” Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Keeper Stripes

Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual Volunteering

Group volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

Donate to Carolina Tiger Rescue


Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!