Cher Serval

Home» category» Species» 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. 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 off tour on Mimosa Point, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie and Queen. Cher and the girls live in an enclosure next to Daxon Serval. Backyard Breeders Cher and the 12 other...

Queen Serval

Home» category» Species» 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. Born March 23, 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 off tour on Mimosa Point, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie and Cher. Queen and the girls live in an enclosure next to Daxon Serval. Backyard Breeders Queen and the 12 other servals she was rescued with lived in rough conditions...

Blondie Serval

Home» category» Species» 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. 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 in Elm Grove, next to Ranger Bobcat. 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...

Stevie Serval

Home» category» Species» 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. 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 off tour on Mimosa Point, sharing an enclosure with two of the other female servals she was rescued with, Cher and Queen. Stevie and the girls live in an enclosure...

Ranger Bobcat

Home» category» Species» Ranger Bobcat is a quiet bobcat who enjoys his time away from the tour path. He loves to lounge up on his catwalks, high above the ground and watch the bustling sanctuary. Ranger is inquisitive but takes some time to warm up to new things. He loves getting treats off a stick but appreciates his enrichment when no one else is around. Born March 27, 2009 Rescued March 27, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Ranger Came to the Sanctuary Ranger came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in March of 2019. A family found him as a kitten in California where they were living at the time 10 years ago. When the family moved to Virginia 2 years later they took him with them. Like in most states, it was illegal for them to have him in Virginia. When approached by authorities they agreed to send him to Carolina Tiger Rescue.  Personality Ranger is a quiet and reserved bobcat. He was extremely nervous in quarantine but is enjoying life in his new outdoor enclosure away from the tour path. Ranger loves hanging up on his catwalks that allow him to oversee his surroundings. He does come down for treats and food, but prefers small groups which is why he lives away from the tour path. Description Ranger's coat is a light gray with hints of brown in it. He has a narrow face with tiny tufts of hair on the tips of his point ears. Ranger has a pink nose and he has very little ruff around his face. Where in Sanctuary Ranger lives off tour in Elm Grove....

Beausoleil Cougar

Home» category» Species» Beausoleil, “Beau” for short, is now our youngest cougar.  He was rescued at about 6 months of age from Washington state in January 2019.  He is wild-born and was found wandering in a family’s backyard with no sign of his mother. He has settled into the sanctuary life beautifully. He enjoys watching what is happening around him and will often come up to the fence to watch trucks and people walk by. He continues to be shy and elusive most of the time, but does enjoy playing “stalk and hide” with keepers and staff.  Beau enjoys enrichment, though unlike other residents at Carolina Tiger Rescue, he prefers to wait until his caretakers have left the area, before playing with and destroying what he is given! Born July 17, 2018 Rescued January 17, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Beausoleil Came to the Sanctuary Beausoleil, or "Beau", came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in January of 2019. Beau was wild-born in the state of Washington. He was seen in a family's backyard a few times without his mother and when Wildlife Services came out, they trapped him and decided to relocate him to a sanctuary. In the state of Washington, any apex predator that is captured has to be relocated outside of the state within 24 hours or they are euthanized. Carolina Tiger Rescue was contacted by one of our sister sanctuaries, Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota, who has worked with the state of Washington before to re-home orphaned cougars. We coordinated with them to get Beau flown to Minnesota where he was picked up by a Wildcat Sanctuary volunteer and driven...