Pixie Serval

Pixie Serval

Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA 4th of July weekend 2021. It is unclear as to how she ended up there. Her small stature makes her our smallest serval now but her ears make up for it! She is inquisitive and has settled into the sanctuary life like she has lived here forever and we are thrilled to offer her, her forever home. Born August 3, 2020 Rescued August 3, 2021 Adopt Me Life StoryPictures How Pixie Came to the Sanctuary Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA on 4th of July weekend, 2021. Animal control picked her and the other two cats, she was found with up. After a stay at another facility where she did her quarantine and a physical was done on her, Pixie was flown to North Carolina and picked up by our animal care staff to bring her to her forever home. The other two cats she was found with, one including a hybrid, were also placed in new homes.  Personality We are still getting to know Pixie's personality as she settles into the sanctuary life. She is very inquisitive and enjoys sitting on the top of her highest platform and watching what is going on around her. She loves to come over and see visitors when they stop by and on sunny afternoons, she can often be found napping in the shade under a platform. Description Pixie is quite petite, weighing in at 14 pounds, knocking Zoey out of the top spot for being the smallest serval. She has the largest ears we have...
Blondie Serval

Blondie Serval

Blondie Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Blondie has a big personality and is not afraid to make sure everyone knows it. She loves to sit on top of boxes, denboxes, and really anything that will elevate her above the others. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born March 23, 2012 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Blondie Came to the Sanctuary Blondie came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. She, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States.  Personality Blondie is a bossy serval. She rules the roost and makes sure everyone knows it. Blondie is curious and is quick to come to the fence to see if there is any food for her. Description Blondie's coat is more pale yellow than the other servals in the sanctuary. She has a thick pink strip down the middle of her otherwise black nose. Where in Sanctuary Blondie currently lives off tour on Mimosa Point, next to Daxon Serval. Backyard Breeders Blondie and the 12 other servals she was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining the adults in horrific and unsafe conditions....
Bowie Serval

Bowie Serval

Bowie Serval is one of three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Bowie is the quietest and most reserved of all the boys but is very inquisitive about what is going on around him. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born November 10, 2013 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Bowie Came to the Sanctuary Bowie came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. He, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States. Personality Bowie is the quietest and most reserved of the three male servals. Since moving to their outdoor enclosure, he has enjoyed hanging out in the shift closest to the tour path and has come out frequently as tours pass to see what is going on. He is inquisitive and will often come up to the fence to see what you may have for him. Description Bowie is distinguishable from the other two boys he lives with by the two large notches in his left ear. Where in Sanctuary Bowie currently shares an enclosure in Elm Grove with the two other male servals he was rescued with, Dylan and Mick.  Backyard Breeders Bowie and the 12 other servals he was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries....
Cher Serval

Cher Serval

Cher Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Cher showed off her feisty side while in quarantine but has quieted down a bit now that she is in her outdoor enclosure. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born November 29, 2013 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Cher Came to the Sanctuary Cher came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. She, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States. Personality Since moving into her outdoor enclosure, Cher has calmed down quite a bit, though she remains quite bossy. She is very food-motivated and will happily take food from others if given the opportunity. She enjoys sitting on the tall platforms surveying her surroundings. She is quite sassy and will hiss at the other girls if she thinks they have something she wants. Description Cher's coat is a dark yellow like the typical serval coat. Cher's nose is mostly black with a very tiny pink sliver down the middle of it. Where in Sanctuary Cher currently lives on tour on Cherry Lane, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie and Queen. Cher and the girls live across the tour path from Kitwana and Zari Caracal. Backyard Breeders Cher and the 12 other...
Daxon Serval

Daxon Serval

Daxon Serval was rescued from a private owner in June of 2017. He was owned in a state where it is illegal to own wild cats and the owner reached out to Carolina Tiger Rescue in hopes we could provide Daxon with a lifelong home more suitable to his wild cat needs. Daxon is a bit shy at first and a bit weary of new people, but, since moving to his outdoor enclosure, he has really started to come out of his shell. Daxon enjoys when visitors sit down a safe distance from his enclosure and just talk with him and provide him with their company. He is a handsome serval who seems to be enjoying his new life at Carolina Tiger Rescue. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born April 13, 2013 Rescued June 22, 2017 Life StoryPictures How Daxon Came to the Sanctuary Daxon was rescued in June of 2017 from a private owner. He had been a pet for the first 3 years of his life, until his owner decided they could not give him the best life possible. Carolina Tiger Rescue was contacted and we traveled to pick him up and bring him to his forever home. Personality Daxon is a shy serval who takes a bit to warm up to new experiences. Now that he is out of quarantine and in his new home in his outdoor enclosure, Daxon is coming out of his shell. The day he was released he took no time at all to explore his new home! Description Daxon is a tall serval with darker fur than some of our other resident servals. His fur is almost...
Dylan Serval

Dylan Serval

Dylan is one of the three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Dylan is the largest of the male servals. Though he prefers to avoid a confrontation with Mick, he is not afraid to put him in his place when it’s needed. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born October 26, 2013 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Dylan Came to the Sanctuary Dylan came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. He, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States. Personality Dylan likes to be up on the tall platforms watching to see what everyone else is doing. He tries not to engage in Mick's antics, but sometimes does have to put Mick in his place. Description Dylan is the biggest and tallest of the male servals he lives with and has large black stripes along his front legs. Where in Sanctuary Dylan currently lives in Elm Grove and shares an enclosure with the two other male servals he was rescued with, Bowie and Mick.  Backyard Breeders Dylan and the 12 other servals he was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining...

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

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  • 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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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.

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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.

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