Volunteer of the Month, August 2021

Bridget M. – Gift Shop and Summer Camp Bridget joined the volunteer family in May 2019 and has logged nearly 300 hours since. Nearly half of those hours were in June and July of this year alone!  Before becoming a volunteer, Bridget was a camper at Carolina Tiger Rescue’s first summer camp.  This year, Bridget was a tremendous help with camp season. She was amazing with the campers, always eager to help with whatever the next task or activity was, and her passion for the animals of Carolina Tiger was evident in everything she did. The fact that she was a camper during our very first summer camp in 2012 made it that much more special. Thank you so much, Bridget! You’re amazing! Please help us congratulate Bridget and thank her for her time and dedication!   Bridget with Emerson Tiger About Bridget  Volunteer Position: Gift Shop/Summer Camp Counselor  Time at Carolina Tiger Rescue: Bridget began volunteering in January of 2021 and has logged almost 180 hours Favorite Animal: “I love all of the animals, but if I had to choose a favorite it would probably be Beau Cougar because he is so beautiful and although he is somewhat shy, he has an inquisitive personality which makes it especially fun to watch him play with enrichment.” Favorite Memory: “My favorite memory at Carolina Tiger has been the ability to hear almost all of the animals. In the morning there are lions roaring and throughout the day you might hear a tiger roar in the distance or a bobcat calling. And then of course there are the less dramatic, but no...
Love Languages

Love Languages

Valentine’s Day is upon us. See how you can show some love for Carolina Tiger Rescue and our amazing animals!

Prepping for Winter

[breadcrumb] Winter is fast approaching!  As the cats start to grow their long winter coats, the staff at Carolina Tiger Rescue also preps for the winter.  While it’s easy to see why we need some items others may be less obvious.  Here are the items on out Winter Wish List.  Indoor Housing This year we are excited to have purchased amazing new indoor habitats for our more weather sensitive animals.  The items below will be used primary in these habitats to keep everyone clean, happy, and engaged! Mops will help the keepers keep the floors clean for the kinks! Speaking of cleaning… we are always sweeping up newspaper and other items from the floor.  And into the trashcans it goes!   Eye Hooks:  Used to add hang enrichment items for the animals Kinks love to have their enrichment hung up high*!  *not all of our staff and volunteers are that tall Boots at Carolina Tiger Rescue tend to pick up a bit of mud, so before going into the habitats, we would love to be able to kick off some of the mud.  And then we are ready for a final quick cleaning before heading indoors! Lowes Gift Cards are a great way to fill in the missing pieces for enrichment and daily care of the animals.  Out in the Sanctuary Winter in the Sanctuary can get a little tough.  Below you will find items that make working in the cold, rainy, muddy, windy weather just a bit more bearable.  Extension cords are used all over the Sanctuary at different times.  Depending the job, we sometimes use 10ft lengths.  Other...

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



  • 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.

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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.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.