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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The Paw Print

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

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.

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Spring 2017

Spring 2017

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.

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Be our guest!

The 11th Annual Black Tie & Tails Auction will take place on Feb. 24 at Washington Duke Inn in Durham.

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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 Coordinator Jessika Morgan, 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.