Mama Serval

Mama Serval

Mama was originally privately owned in a state where it is illegal to own wild cats such as servals. She has a lot of attitude and is not afraid to show it! She has enjoyed being outside, for likely, the first time in her life as she settles in to her new home here at the sanctuary. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born September 27, 2016 Rescued March 4, 2020 Life StoryPictures How Mama Came to the Sanctuary Mama came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in March of 2020 after she was surrendered by a private owner. She was living in a state where it was illegal to own her and she was becoming too aggressive to live in a home safely. Her owners had searched for several months to find a shelter who would take her in and not euthanize her. Finally, they discovered the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance and we were contacted to provide Mama with her new forever home. Personality Mama has a big personality that can be heard from far away. If she notices you are coming, she will start to hiss and sometimes spit, reminding you she is a wild cat. Mama seems to enjoy spending her days outside; it is likely the first time she has ever been outside in her life. She likes to hang out on her tallest platform and watch the happenings of the sanctuary. She has become a bit picky when it comes to food and she is keeping the keepers guessing as to what she will eat from day to day. Description Mama is our largest serval at this time. We are hoping,...
Mick Serval

Mick Serval

Mick is one of the three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Mick has the biggest personality of the three boys. He has a lot to say and isn’t afraid to say it. Sometimes he has to be reminded he’s not the only serval on the block, but he quickly forgets it! [/et_pb_sidebar] Born July 6, 2012 Rescued November 26, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Mick Came to the Sanctuary Mick 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 Mick has a big personality and wants to be sure everyone knows it. He is quick to come up and chat with his keepers and volunteers and give them a quick hiss. He has a lot to say, all the time, and it sometimes doesn't even matter that no one is listening. Description Mick is your average-sized serval and is distinguishable from Dylan and Bowie by the small scar on the bridge of his nose. Where in Sanctuary Mick currently lives in Elm Grove sharing an enclosure with the two other male servals he was rescued with, Bowie and Dylan. Backyard Breeders Mick and the 12 other servals he was rescued with lived in rough...
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...

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...

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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