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.

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.

Red Wolf Physicals – A New Challenge

Red Wolf Physicals – A New Challenge

In April of 2022, Carolina Tiger Rescue became the 50th facility to join the Red Wolf SAFE Program, a program run by U.S. Fish & Wildlife dedicated to saving the endangered red wolf from extinction. We welcomed Caroline and Mist, two young females, who will live with us until they reach the appropriate age for breeding. Our role within the program is to help free up space at other facilities for the continuation of the SAFE Program.

Saka Serval

Saka Serval

When a sister sanctuary in Florida shifted their mission to focus on native wildlife, they had to find a new home for their exotic animals. In summer 2023, we gladly took in their four serval boys: Kito, Saka, King and Simba.  Born January 1, 2008 Rescued August 19,...
All About Bobcats

All About Bobcats

Bobcats are medium-sized wild cats native to North America. They are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, deserts, and mountains. Bobcats are known for their short, reddish-brown coat with black spots and tufted ears. They are also known for their agility and stealth, making them skilled hunters.

Pharaoh Serval

Pharaoh Serval

Pharaoh Serval was rescued from private owners in the fall of 2022 with his enclosure mate Nelly Caracal. The two had to be rescued when their owners life circumstances changed and the two cats had to be rehomed.  Born September 6, 2020 Rescued November 14, 2022 Life...
Nelly Caracal

Nelly Caracal

Nelly is one of two caracals that currently reside at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She was rescued in the fall of 2022 from private owners along with her enclosure mate Pharaoh Serval.  Born March 12, 2021 Rescued November 14, 2022 Life StoryPictures How Nelly Came to the...