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...
Daxon Serval

Daxon Serval

Daxon Serval was rescued from a private owner in June of 2017. He was owned in a state where it is 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 sit down a safe distance from 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. [/et_pb_sidebar] 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 fur is almost...
Savannah Serval

Savannah Serval

Savannah is a very sassy serval who prefers to be left alone.  She will come up to the fence to see what the keepers and volunteers are up to, but she prefers the solitary life. Savannah was declawed before she was rescued, which is usually done to try to make the cat “safer”. Savannah loves to bask in the sun and always has a hiss as a greeting for anyone who comes around to see her. [/et_pb_sidebar] 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 Colorado. This facility was closed down when the owner fell ill. Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries 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 arrived larger than the average serval because she was a bit overweight. When she first arrived, she had matts on her back, likely due to being unable to groom herself, that had to be shaved off during her physical. Savannah's fur grew back in and she soon looked slimmer. A wild cat being overweight is just as detrimental to the...
Zoey Serval

Zoey Serval

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, 2007 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, so 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 know...

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
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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.
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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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