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About Carolina Tiger Rescue

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.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Paw Print Spring + Summer 2024

The Paw Print Spring + Summer 2024

In this exciting edition of our Paw Print newsletter, learn all about our commitment to scientific progress. Read about our cover star, Saber Tiger, our work with Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose, a Black Tie & Tails Ball recap, and much, much more!

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The Paw Print Winter 2024 – 50th Anniversary Edition

The Paw Print Winter 2024 – 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrate 50 years of rescue, education, and advocacy with this special 50th anniversary edition of the Paw Print! Read about our cover star, Samar Tiger, and take a trip down memory lane as we remember how far we’ve come and look forward to the next 50 years of Carolina Tiger Rescue. 

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The Paw Print Spring 2023

The Paw Print Spring 2023

In the Spring 2023 issue of The Paw Print, learn all about the life cycle of a rescue! Also, read about our cover star, Molly Bobcat, and more! 

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The Paw Print Winter 2023

The Paw Print Winter 2023

Catch up with the cats in our latest issue of the Paw Print newsletter! Featured in this issue is our cover star, Naveen Tiger, Molly Bobcat and Elvis Serval, and more. Also, hear about the two new species we recently welcomed to the Sanctuary! 

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The Paw Print Spring 2022

The Paw Print Spring 2022

In the Spring 2022 issue of The Paw Print, hear from our new executive director, Kris Marino, learn about operant conditioning with our big cats, and read all about our incredible education initiatives.

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The Paw Print Winter 2022

The Paw Print Winter 2022

Catch up with the cats in our latest issue of the Paw Print newsletter! Featured in this issue is our cover star, Reina Lion, Willow Bobcat, and our not-so-secret coatis and Fabio the porcupine. Read about the Big Cat Public Safety Act, our new Education Center, and more.

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The Paw Print Spring 2021

The Paw Print Spring 2021

Enjoy the latest edition of the Paw Print! Learn about the problem with palm oil, celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd with our friends at EarthShare NC, and hear how we strive to be as sustainable as possible out at the sanctuary.

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The Paw Print Winter 2021

The Paw Print Winter 2021

In the Winter 2021 issue of The Paw Print, learn about the adaptations and adjustments we make for the animals we care for, as well as updates on our 2021 auction, volunteers, and more.

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The Paw Print Fall 2020

The Paw Print Fall 2020

[breadcrumb] In the Fall 2020 issue of The Paw Print, you can find out more about Carolina Tiger Rescue, what a true sanctuary is, the animals we care for, volunteers, staff and how you can meet the residents and get involved.

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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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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Winter 2019 Newsletter

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.

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

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.

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Spring 2018

Spring 2018

There are several ways Carolina Tiger Rescue expresses its dedication to conservation. Find out more in the latest edition of the Paw Print.

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Winter 2017

Winter 2017

In the Winter 2017 issue of The Paw Print, learn how we keep our promise to give rescued cats the best life possible, what life in a roadside zoo means for wild cats, meet Tasha Tiger, and learn how we adapt our care to a new animal’s needs. You will also find information about our 11th annual Black Tie & Tails Ball on February 24, 2018!

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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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Winter 2016

Winter 2016

In the Winter 2016 issue of The Paw Print, you can read about Carolina Tiger Rescue’s largest rescue, meet 10 of the new animals, and learn how you can meet the animals and get involved.

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Fall 2016

Fall 2016

In the Fall 2016 issue of The Paw Print, you can find out more about Carolina Tiger Rescue, its history, volunteers, staff and how you can meet the residents and get involved.

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