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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In the Fall 2017 issue of the Paw Print, we Honor International Tiger Day, talk about what it means to have a wild cat as a pet, introduce you to Daxon Serval, and explain how new animals are introduced to the sanctuary. Read about our wonderful Volunteers of the Month, our 11th annual Black Tie & Tails Ball, and learn how you can come out to meet the residents and get involved.read more
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.read more
Cougars, an apex predator native to North Carolina, have not lived in the state since the 1900s, and the effects have been detrimental.read more
Carolina Tiger Rescue keepers do operant conditioning training with the animals for several reasons, and keeper Larissa demonstrates a session with Roscoe Tiger.read more
Our staff members give their best impression of a tiger chuffle!read more
What kind of Halloween treat is your favorite? Our tigers definitely have their favorites!read more
Carolina Tiger Rescue finished its installation of new tour fences.read more
Learn how Carolina Tiger Rescue keepers give daily enrichment to our animals.read more
Electra Caracal and Elvis Serval were gifted new additions to their enclosures!read more
What’s the #CoolCats club? When students join the Carolina Tiger Rescue family, they’ll find out all about it!read more
Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Brought to you by popular demand! Carolina Tiger Rescue is excited...read more
Removing the sharp bits from a wild cat doesn’t make it safer to handle and could have detrimental effects on the animal later.read more
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.