Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolina Tiger Rescue is making changes to procedures for our volunteers and our guest. Beginning Monday, June 21, Carolina Tiger has an updated mask policy. While masks are no longer required along the tour path, anyone going off tour (where most workgroup projects take place) must either wear a mask or bring your vaccine card/photo of your vaccine card as proof of vaccination to show staff. Masks are required in the gift shop and restrooms, so we strongly recommend that you bring a mask with you just in case. If you are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, you are certainly welcome to do so.

We have also reduced workgroup size to no more than 15 participants at a time. If your group consists of more than 15 people, you’re welcome to reserve both a morning and afternoon shift to accommodate your larger group.

We look forward to receiving your workgroup request and hope to see you soon!

Are you and your coworkers or friends looking to give back in a unique way? Come join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a morning or afternoon workgroup experience!

Workgroup opportunities are available to anyone 16 years of age or older, and for groups with as few as five individuals.

Workgroups commonly assist with projects such as clearing vines and brush from enclosures, building or dismantling fences, digging trenches for drainage, or other light construction tasks. Your exact project will depend on our particular needs at the time, available tools and materials, and progress made by other groups. All members of your group should be prepared for moderately strenuous physical work in a fairly rustic, natural, outdoor environment.

Shift Times and Scheduling 

The morning workgroup shift is from 8:30am-1:00pm, and the afternoon workgroup shift is from 12:30pm-5:00pm. Each shift includes a complimentary one-hour tour of the sanctuary. 

Workgroups are booked on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a particular date that you are interested in, we recommend contacting us at least two months in advance.

Morning Workgroup Itinerary  

Arrival Time: 8:30 AM
Sanctuary Tour: 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Work Project: 10:00 AM – 1 PM

Afternoon Workgroup Itinerary  

Arrival Time: 12:30 PM
Sanctuary Tour: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Work Project: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Things to Know

Required Attire

The following clothing is required and necessary when working at our facility:
  • Closed-toed shoes or boots
          -Closed-toed sandals, slip-on shoes, flats, or other similar footwear, do not provide adequate protection from fire ants and other natural hazards
  • Long pants – please do not wear shorts
          – Shorts and capris do not provide adequate protection from poison ivy and other natural hazards
  • Short sleeve shirts are allowed, but please bring a long sleeve shirt as well because we frequently handle poison ivy
  • Please do not wear clothing with inappropriate logos or graphics on them
  • Sports bras must be worn with tank tops
  • No bare midriffs
  • Please tie up long hair and take off dangling jewelry, as animals might be attracted to it

Donation Suggestions

We ask that each member of your group bring an item from the following donation list:
  • Blackberries, blueberries, kiwi, pear, raspberries (for our animals who eat fruit) ** they do not care for strawberries or melon
  • Toilet paper (4-pack or higher)**
  • Box of disposable latex gloves (sizes M / L )**
  • Ziploc storage bags, quart or gallon size
  • Trash bags, 33+ or 55 gallon size
  • Paper towels (3-pack or higher)**
  • Bug spray (Deep Woods brand, Insect Repellent V) **
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+ UVA, UVB)
  • Vine clipper (small, hand-held) **
  • Hay fork (long handle)
  • Printing paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Gift cards (any value) for Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Performance Auto, or any office supply store
  • Cash donations (any amount) are also welcome

(** indicates items that we currently need the most.)

 

Please consider the weather forecast for the day you will be volunteering and dress appropriately for outdoor work in that weather. Carolina Tiger tours, programming, and site plans move forward rain or shine. The only time that plans are canceled or rescheduled is when thundershowers (thunder and lightning), hurricanes, tornadoes, or ice/snow storms are expected or are actively in the area. Daily activities will remain the same regardless of other weather conditions.

If you have questions about our workgroup program, click the button below to email our program assistant.

Click the Workgroup Request button below to book your workgroup today!

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

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • 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.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

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. 

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

Virtual Field Trips

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.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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BOBCATS

Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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CARACALS

Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COATIMUNDIS

Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COUGARS

Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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KINKAJOUS

In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LEOPARDS

Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LIONS

Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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OCELOTS

Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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SERVALS

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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TIGERS

Animals
Games
Activities
Keeper Stripes

Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Individual Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!