Dr. Chloe Wilde is our wildlife biologist. She studied ecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her favorite topic of study is conservation. Dr. Wilde is passionate about learning about and teaching others about how they can help wild cat populations, including reducing their use of products with palm oil in them. Though Carolina Tiger Rescue does not have any, Dr. Wilde’s favorite animal to study is the clouded leopard.
Dr. Hunter’s Blog 3/5/20
$26,300! That’s how much our wonderful donors gave to our 2020 Black Tie and Tails Ball Fund-A-Cause! Each year, Carolina Tiger Rescue chooses a Fund-A-Cause to be featured at our Black Tie and Tails Ball, our biggest fundraiser for the year. The Fund-A-Cause raises money for a big goal of ours. Last year, it was to raise enough money to buy a portable X-ray machine, which would help us more easily evaluate our animals, leading to quicker treatment of any problems. Last year’s Fund-A-Cause was fully funded! In this picture, you can see our veterinarian, Dr. Lassiter, and our Education Director, Katie Cannon, displaying our portable X-ray machine.
This year, our goal was to raise $25,000 for our food fund. The animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue are fed a whole carcass diet, which means they are fed raw meat and bone. A whole carcass diet is beneficial for many reasons. It is the closest diet to what these animals would naturally eat in the wild, it is packed with nutrients they need like calcium, and it keeps their teeth and jaws healthy as well! You can learn more about feeding wild cats by watching “Facebook LIVE Feeding the Cats” on our Videos page. Some of the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue also require a special diet, such as ground meat for Nakobi Cougar, and our food fund allows us to meet their needs. Our food budget is about $80,000 for a single year so every little donation helps!
We are very excited to announce that our Fund-A-Cause goal was exceeded this year! We have many enthusiastic and generous donors who helped raise a whopping $26,300 for our food fund! We are so thankful for all of our donors and supporters who help us give the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue the best care possible.
Think of a place that you want to support, like an animal shelter or food bank, and see how you can help! Maybe you could collect items they need or raise money for them in a creative way! What is a talent you have or something you enjoy doing and how can you use it to help?