Dr. Lamar Hunter has just joined the Carolina Tiger Rescue team as a wildlife veterinarian. After he graduated from NC State’s vet school, Dr. Hunter studied under Dr. Angela Lassiter at Carolina Tiger Rescue. He helps with physicals, medical procedures, and loves seeing the animals improve under the care of the awesome vets at the rescue. Dr. Hunter enjoys working with all the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue, but his favorite is the lions.

Dr. Lamar Hunter Blog Post 3/1/2022

This year, the end of February and beginning of March have brought a BIG change for the animals and staff at Carolina Tiger Rescue. After almost 20 years, our fearless leader Pam Fulk has worked her last day as our executive director and is off to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Pam’s vast knowledge of how to run nonprofits has been highlighted in the growth of Carolina Tiger Rescue under her great leadership. Not only did she make us the financial success that we are today, but, more importantly, she created an amazing work culture that will continue to thrive for years to come. Because of her work, Carolina Tiger is set to have an incredibly bright future as we move into our next chapter.

Queen Serval
Queen Serval

As Pam’s time has come to an end, we have welcomed in our new executive director, Kris Marino. Pam and Kris have spent the last several months working together to make the executive director transition as seamless as possible. We will always be grateful for the amazing work Pam has done for Carolina Tiger Rescue and we truly hope she enjoys her retirement. We are looking forward to the future at Carolina Tiger Rescue and are excited to continue growing as an organization under the new leadership of Kris.

Wishing you all the best Pam!

Welcome to the Carolina Tiger Family Kris!

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



  • 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.