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Our 2019-2020 Volunteers of the Year

Our 2019-2020 Volunteers of the Year

We love our volunteers! Last week was Volunteer Appreciation Week! We would normally host a Family Picnic where we recognize our volunteers of the year. Due to social distancing regulations because of COVID-19, we’re doing virtual shout-outs this year instead of...

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Ten Things You Need to Know about Captive Big Cats

Ten Things You Need to Know about Captive Big Cats

Carolina Tiger Rescue is aware of the sensationalized docuseries “Tiger King” that has grown in popularity over the last several weeks. While we are glad that the issue of captive big cats in the U.S. is currently at the forefront of popular culture, we...

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Spring 2020 Paw Print

Spring 2020 Paw Print

Meet Saber Tiger and other animals who were bred to be exploited as photo props or "pay to pet" cubs. Learn how you can make choices that align with your values and help keep more animals from being used for profit, and more.
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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We want to thank everyone for their generous support of Carolina Tiger Rescue.  We have been overwhelmed by the supplies that have arrived to help keep the staff and the animals safe, as well for the financial contributions that have continued to come in.
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Animals We Can’t House

Animals We Can’t House

Many places call themselves sanctuaries, but few actually are. Check out these tips on how to determine if a facility is a true sanctuary.
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Press Releases

Saving Seven Servals

Saving Seven Servals

We are excited to be welcoming seven new servals into the family, just in time for the holidays! The servals will be making their way to the sanctuary on Tuesday, just in time to celebrate their first Thanksgiving with the rescue. The cats will be welcomed by Carolina Tiger Rescue staff when they arrive and will be given plenty of time to get acclimated.
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Carolina Tiger Rescue receives orphaned cougar cub

Carolina Tiger Rescue receives orphaned cougar cub

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.
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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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Media Kit

Looking to do a story?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The contact person for marketing and public relations is Communications Director Louise Orr, 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.