Tessa Blog Post #1 Nov 18, 2018 This is a blog post for Tessa. Everyone asks us how to save tigers in the wild. Here's the easiest answer: be a cautious consumer when it comes to purchasing Halloween and holiday candy. read...

Prepping for Winter

Home»Uncategorized» Winter is fast approaching!  As the cats start to grow their long winter coats, the staff at Carolina Tiger Rescue also preps for the winter.  While it’s easy to see why we need some items others may be less obvious.  Here are the items on out Winter Wish List.  Indoor Housing This year we are excited to have purchased amazing new indoor habitats for our more weather sensitive animals.  The items below will be used primary in these habitats to keep everyone clean, happy, and engaged! Mops will help the keepers keep the floors clean for the kinks! Speaking of cleaning… we are always sweeping up newspaper and other items from the floor.  And into the trashcans it goes!   Eye Hooks:  Used to add hang enrichment items for the animals Kinks love to have their enrichment hung up high*!  *not all of our staff and volunteers are that tall Boots at Carolina Tiger Rescue tend to pick up a bit of mud, so before going into the habitats, we would love to be able to kick off some of the mud.  And then we are ready for a final quick cleaning before heading indoors! Lowes Gift Cards are a great way to fill in the missing pieces for enrichment and daily care of the animals.  Out in the Sanctuary Winter in the Sanctuary can get a little tough.  Below you will find items that make working in the cold, rainy, muddy, windy weather just a bit more bearable.  Extension cords are used all over the Sanctuary at different times.  Depending the job, we sometimes use 10ft lengths.  Other...
Lily Coatimundi

Lily Coatimundi

Home»Uncategorized» Lily 10-13-2016 (60)Lily 10-13-2016 (60)Macano and Lily 10-13-2016 (54)Lily 10-13-2016 (51)Lily 10-13-2016 (52)Lily 10-13-2016 (54) croppedLily 10-13-2016 (54)Lily 10-13-2016 (58)Lily 10-13-2016 (60)Lily 10-13-2016 (49)Macano and Lily 10-13-2016 (51)Macano and Lily 10-13-2016 (33)Macano and Lily 10-13-2016 (34) Born October 4, 2006 Rescued October 4, 2016 Passed away October 10, 2018 Lily’s Story Lily came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with her enclosure mate Macano and 14 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. Lily was a nervous animal who became anxious if there were a lot of people around, therefore she lived away from the tour path with Macano. She enjoyed sleeping in the sun on the tops of her platforms and rooting around for superworms in the meals the keepers left for her. Lily’s Passing October 10, 2018 We have been treating Lily for skin irritation for the past few months.  Her skin continued to be problematic so we scheduled her for a physical.  During her physical we took skin biopsies and ran other diagnostics.  That evening we put her back in her enclosure, but kept her separated from Macano so that she could finish recovering from the anesthesia.  The next morning Keeper Larissa checked on her and found her wheezing.  Dr. Lassiter was worried that she had some upper respiratory irritation from the anesthesia.  We brought Lily up to the house and monitored her throughout the day and gave her some medication to help with the wheezing.  Unfortunately...

Tio Tiger Life Story

How Tio Came to the Sanctuary Tio was rescued in April of 2018 along with 3 other tigers from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with In-Sync Exotics, of Texas, to transport the four tigers to their new forever home here in Pittsboro, NC.   Personality Tio is an extremely laid-back tiger who isn’t bothered by much of anything. He is social and enjoys the attention from tour guests and his keepers. Tio is loving his new home, and all the new experiences that come with it. He loves tearing up enrichment, hanging out in his pool, and lounging in the shade.  Description Tio has a unique look. He has a large head, but his body is not extremely large. Tio has a lot of ruff around his face and a dark orange coat. Tio does have a distinct walk, due to being declawed at some point in his life before he was rehomed at Carolina Tiger Rescue. Due to this declaw his feet flop as he walks.  Where in Sanctuary Tio lives along the tour path across the road from Saber and Shenandoah Tigers and Mona and Moki Tigers. He lives next to Santana Serval, who he loves to play chase with along their enclosure walls that face each other. Roadside Zoos At times our animals come from sensitive and ongoing situations and we are unable to disclose many details, as sometimes we are not given those details. This is the case with Tio and the 3 other tigers he was rescued with. In the future, if it is appropriate and...
Toby Bobcat

Toby Bobcat

Home»Uncategorized» toby 1-18-18 (5)2018-0130 Toby (2)2018-0130 Toby (14)2018-0130 Toby (16)toby 1-18-18 (1)toby 1-18-18 (4)toby 1-18-18 (5)toby 1-18-18 (6)toby 1-18-18 (8)toby 1-18-18 (9)2017-1106 Toby (3)2017-1106 Toby (1)2017-1106 Toby (3)2017-1106 Toby (8)12-21-16 Toby (3)12-21-16 Toby (1)12-21-16 Toby (1)12-21-16 Toby (3) Born August 1, 2013 Rescued December 11, 2016 Passed away May 8, 2018 Toby’s Story Toby came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in December of 2016 from a facility in Colorado.  This facility was closed 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. Toby was one of two bobcats rescued from this facility. Toby was always shyer and reserved than Talon Bobcat. Toby enjoyed his quiet days away from the tour path where he could watch the happenings of the sanctuary from his favorite tall platform. Toby’s Passing May 9, 2018 Last Tuesday, keepers noticed a wound on Toby Bobcat’s eye. It appeared to be an abscess on the outside of his left eye. We started him on antibiotics, and he appeared to do well the next couple of days.  On Saturday, keepers reported that he was looking pretty puny. Dr. Angela Lassiter immobilized him to perform a physical, giving us a closer look at his eye. His eyelids were very swollen. We flushed out the abscess and left a small incision allowing it to drain. We also found that he was running a pretty significant fever. We gave him medication to try to make him feel better, so that we could continue treating him with oral medications.  On Sunday, Toby continued to feel poorly....