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.read more
Winter 2019 Pawprint Newsletter- We have so much to be thankful for- a forty-fifth year of caring for animals, an expanded education program and the support of donors and volunteers like you! Get your Black Tie & Tails Ball tickets, learn more about why Zoey Serval made a poor pet, and sign up for our NEW Tiger Tribe Kids' Club.read more
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. What can you do?read more
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.