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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Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Read more about all the exciting happenings in our sanctuary this season.

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News

Beau Cougar Gets a Physical

Washington cougar makes coast-to-coast trip to new home

We are so excited to welcome the first baby animal rescue in over a decade, and also the first rescue of 2019. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife put out the call for a home for the wild cat when residents in a Washington neighborhood reported the four-month-old orphaned cougar in their backyards. The wild-caught cougar has yet to be named.

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Share the Love

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.

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Meet our Newest Resident!

Washington cougar makes coast-to-coast trip to new home

We are so excited to welcome the first baby animal rescue in over a decade, and also the first rescue of 2019. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife put out the call for a home for the wild cat when residents in a Washington neighborhood reported the four-month-old orphaned cougar in their backyards. The wild-caught cougar has yet to be named.

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Resolutions For Good

It’s 2019 and time to consider what the path your life is taking and your values. Here are some simple ways that you can stand against the exploitation of animals and protect wild cats in their natural habitats.

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Celebrating 45 Years of Tigers!

We are proud to celebrate 45 years of Carolina Tiger Rescue history! Learn more about our stories and the wild cats that keep us passionate about our work.

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Palm Oil-free Baking Guide

Holiday spoiler alert: Most store-bought desserts and baked sweets — everything from cookies and cupcakes to donuts and pies — use palm oil. So do packaged cookie doughs, pie crusts and dry cake or brownie mixes. Sadly, most bakeries also use palm oil, so even donuts and specialty cakes that you buy from Panera, Cheryl’s or Krispie Kreme have palm oil.

The good news is that with a bit of a time investment, you can bake your own goods and avoid palm oil all together. Many recipes are pretty easy to decipher and understand. Avoid shortening and margerine, there’s palm oil there, too. But a basic cookie dough recipe: eggs, flour, sugars, vanilla, baking powder, butter… well, that’s pretty straight forward. This is, by far, the easiest way to ensure you’re serving dishes that align with your morals.

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Prepping for Winter

Home»Newsroom»News» 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.  While it’s easy to see why we need some items others may be less obvious.  Here are the items on...

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Last Twilight 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual Last Twilight donor event on Saturday, November 3, 2018! Keeper Lauren Humphries had a lot to tell us about operant conditioning for our animals.

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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 Communications Director Michelle Meyers, 919-542-4684 x 3019. 
  • 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.