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.


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The Paw Print

Spring 2017

Spring 2017

In the Spring 2017 issue of The Paw Print you will meet some of our newly rescued animals and learn more about why these animals will need to remain in captivity. See how much fun it is to attend our Black Tie & Tails Ball, find out more about summer camp at Carolina Tiger Rescue, join us in thanking our volunteers, and learn how you can come out to meet the residents and get involved.

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Winter 2016

Winter 2016

In the Winter 2016 issue of The Paw Print, you can read about Carolina Tiger Rescue’s largest rescue, meet 10 of the new animals, and learn how you can meet the animals and get involved.

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Summer Fun!

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate! The animals of Carolina Tiger Rescue have been celebrating the warmer temperatures by getting cool pools and frozen treats.

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Meet Anthony

Carolina Tiger Rescue is excited to introduce our new leopard! Anthony is one of 16 animals that were rescued from a facility that closed down in Colorado. He is currently the only leopard residing at Carolina Tiger Rescue and it is exciting to now have him on tour!

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Camps, camps, and more camps!

Summer is right around the corner and with increasing temperatures comes summer camps! Both kids and adults can come out to Carolina Tiger Rescue to learn about these amazing animals.

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Meet the New Animals

One of the largest rescues that Carolina Tiger has ever been a part of began with a phone call alerting us that a facility in Colorado was changing hands and 110 wild animals would need new homes as soon as possible.

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Our New Brand

Why change our branding? Carolina Tiger Rescue’s new branding meets a variety of goals. Our new colors are fresh and current.

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Looking to do a story?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The contact person for marketing and public relations is Executive Director Pam Fulk, 919-542-4684 x3000. 
  • Carolina Tiger is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We are closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Carolina Tiger does not permit the media to be present during a rescue/receiving new animals. This is one of the most dangerous times for a sanctuary, so only staff members are present. It is also an anxious time for the animals being transferred. They may have just completed a long journey in a cramped space and their whole world has changed within hours. 
  • New animals are immediately unloaded into quarantine, where they will undergo medical exams and evaluation. Quarantine typically lasts 3 to 4 weeks. It is also during this time that we assess each animal’s behavior and personality to determine whether they will be placed on the tour route or elsewhere in the sanctuary. During this time we do not permit anyone other than staff to visit the new animals.
  • We do have a professional photographer on staff, and we take pictures and video during rescues and quarantine. Reporters may request pictures and video during these times and we will be happy to supply them.
  • Carolina Tiger has numerous suggestions for story ideas.