Washington cougar makes coast-to-coast trip to new home Pittsboro, N.C. — Carolina Tiger Rescue’s latest rescue is underway. The wild cat sanctuary in Pittsboro will gain a new resident after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife put out the call for a home for the wild cat. The Department was called out on two occasions to a Cle Elum, WA neighborhood when residents reported the four-month-old cougar in their backyards. The wild-caught cougar has yet to be named.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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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.