Daxon Serval

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Servals» Daxon Serval was rescued from a private owner in June of 2017. He was owned in a state where it was 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 come sit down, a safe distance away, near 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. 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...

Savannah Serval

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Servals» Savannah is a very sassy serval who prefers to be left alone.  She is learning to trust her new keepers and is settling into her new home, but she prefers the solitary life.  Savannah was declawed before the was rescued, which is usually done to try and make the cat “safer”.  Born October 4, 2005 Rescued October 4, 2016 Life StoryPictures How Savannah Came to the Sanctuary Savannah was rescued with 15 other animals from a facility out in west.  This facility was closed down due when the owner fell ill.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries from around the country to find homes for over 100 animals.  Personality Savannah is a very sassy serval who prefers things "just so".  She is not a fan of many things but is learning each day that there are a few things that she likes. As of late Savannah has found she likes to spend time on one of her high platforms and soak up the warm sun.  Savannah does not enjoy seeing many people and much prefers a quiet life away from the tour path. Description Savannah is larger than the average serval due to being a bit overweight.  When she first arrived she had mattes on her back, likely due to not being able to groom herself, that had to be shaven off during her physical.  Savannah's fur is growing back in and is looking slimmer.  An overweight wild cat is just as detrimental to the animals being underweight.  If they have to carry the weight on their joints and bones for too long they can develop arthritis...

Zoey Serval

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Servals» Zoey is a very petite serval, but she makes up for her small size with her big attitude.  Zoey always has something to say and hisses often.  She is sometimes hard to find because she is often hiding in the grass, keeping an eye on anyone nearby.  Zoey’s small size is likely due to a lack of nutrition as a kitten.  Zoey was a former pet who likely was not fed a proper carnivore diet of strictly meat or given enough room to roam.  Zoey is a natural on tour, showing everyone her fast paw strike and is a good reminder of how wild she still is. Born November 13, 2008 Rescued November 13, 2013 Life StoryPictures How Zoey Came to the Sanctuary Zoey was rescued from a private home in Hendersonville, NC. Police found her abandoned in a crate in the backyard when they arrived to serve arrest warrants for her owners.  She was taken to a veterinary clinic and fed a diet of spinach and corn.  When Carolina Tiger Rescue staff arrived to pick her up, she was incredibly cooperative when she realized we had chicken!  Servals are obligate carnivores, and after eating vegetables for a few days she was starving. Her eagerness for chicken made loading her very easy. Personality Zoey is a very petite serval, but don't let that fool you.  She is just as feisty as any other! She always has something to say and hisses often.  When she first arrived, staff members nicknamed her "Sassy" before choosing the name Zoey.  Visitors often remark that they didn't see her, but that's because you have to...

Simon Serval

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Servals» Simon was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue in one of its last litters before the breeding program ceased.  He has grown into a handsome, confident cat who is always willing to come up for attention from guests.  Simon can be very demanding in his desire for both attention and food and this has made him a very grabby cat, and consequently he has bad manners.  Simon will often quickly stick his paws through the fence trying to grab food or jump up to the food shoot at feeding time.  The keepers are working with him on waiting and showing better manners but sometimes it is too hard to wait when it comes to food! Born July 22, 1998 Life StoryPictures How Simon Came to the Sanctuary Simon was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment but that day never came.  Our animals who were born here will remain here as their permanent home. Personality Simon can be very demanding in his desire for both attention and food.   Simon can be a very grabby cat and consequently has bad manners!  He eagerly sticks his paws outside the fence and jumps up to the food chute at feeding time, illustrating for volunteers and guests alike that small stature does not make a wild animal any safer.  Simon is especially great at making his caretakers laugh by performing humorous antics like bounding through the tall grass of his enclosure and getting cardboard boxes stuck...

Santana Serval

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Servals» Santana was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of the former breeding program.  He was a rambunctious, headstrong, vivacious kitten, who matured into an elegant, athletic serval.  Santana, like all servals, is an excellent jumper.  He loves bounding around his enclosure and chasing his neighbor Aria Tiger, along the fence line.  Santana also finds joy in pouncing on unsuspecting leaves and sticks and playing in his water dish.  Occasionally Santana will take a swipe at the vultures that come just a little too close to his enclosure to remind him that its his territory and not theirs! Born April 28, 2003 Life StoryPictures How Santana Came to the Sanctuary Santana was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment but that day never came.  Our animals who were born here will remain here as their permanent home. Personality Santana loves to catch snakes and rodents that wander into his enclosure and he has a history of pestering vultures that get a little too close. Description Santana is a rambunctious, headstrong, vivacious cat, matured into an elegant, athletic serval. All servals are exceptional jumpers and Santana loves to go on intense bounding fits around his spacious enclosure. He also finds great joy in pouncing on unsuspecting leaves and sticks and spending serious time playing in his water dish.  Santana has a world class purr - for those lucky enough to hear it. Where in Sanctuary Santana is located in the Elm Grove area...

Millhouse Serval

Home»Species»Servals» Millhouse is a grumpy serval who does not like to be bothered unless it’s feeding time. He enjoys his days away from the tour path, but loves enrichment. Occasionally, he will even paint for the keepers but his favorite activity is destroying boxes. Millhouse spends most of his days lounging in a patch of sun, waiting for someone to bring him another treat. Born September 17, 1996 Life StoryPictures How Millhouse Came to the Sanctuary Millhouse was born at Hexagon Farm in Buena Vista, California, in 1996. He came to live at Carolina Tiger Rescue in 1997, on loan from Opryland, as part of our former breeding program. Personality Millhouse has been known to catch snakes that slither into his enclosure. Many times, the snake happens to be a copperhead, a native venomous snake. Millhouse has shown that he still has excellent serval skills, even in his advancing age. He does typically eat parts of the snake, but will leave at least a portion of it for the keepers or volunteers to clean up. Description Millhouse had a distinctive snaggletooth that stuck out past his top lip, on the lower, right-hand side of his jaw. This canine tooth was removed but his lip still droops. Where in Sanctuary Millhouse is located in Pear Orchard, behind Simon Serval. Millhouse does not like a lot of foot traffic, so he is off the tour path to keep his stress and anxiety down. Breeding In the late 1990's, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we would stop breeding, due to the number of accredited facilities that were abiding by the Species...