Bowie Serval

Bowie Serval [breadcrumb] Dylan is one of the 3 boys that came to us from British Colombia in November of 2019 along with 4 female servals. Dylan is the largest of the male servals. Though he prefers to avoid a confrontation with Mick Serval, he is not afraid to put him in his place when its needed. 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...
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...
Queen Serval

Queen Serval

Queen Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Queen is the quiet observer of the group of servals she lives with. She enjoys watching from the sidelines as her enclosure mates quickly investigate new things. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born November 26, 2016 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Queen Came to the Sanctuary Queen 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 Queen is more reserved and quiet than the two other female servals she lives with. She is content to hang back and observe her surroundings. She does, however, have a playful side. She enjoys playing in her water dish and chasing streams of water! Description Queen is distinguishable from her enclosure mates because of her tiny snout and face. Her small face makes her ears look enormous, even by serval standards. Her coat is a pale yellow. Where in Sanctuary Queen currently lives on tour on Cherry Lane, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie and Cher. Queen and the girls live across the tour path from Kitwana and Zari Caracal. Backyard Breeders Queen and the 12 other servals she was rescued with lived in rough conditions...
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....
Stevie Serval

Stevie Serval

Stevie Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Stevie is a big talker. She is often the first one the keepers hear meowing as they near the enclosure, especially if she thinks they have food! She loves to hang out in an igloo structure in the front of their enclosure. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born June 15, 2013 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Stevie Came to the Sanctuary Stevie 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 According to her keepers, Stevie is quite the talker. She especially has a lot to say if she thinks anyone has food! When she is not talking up a storm, she is hanging out in her favorite igloo in the front of the enclosure. Description Stevie is distinguishable from her enclosure mates because of the scars along the bridge of her nose. She also has a raspy meow that sets her apart from the other two females she lives with. Where in Sanctuary Stevie currently lives on tour on Cherry Lane, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Cher and Queen. Stevie and the girls live across the tour path from Kitwana and...

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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