Tessa Stripes is our newest animal keeper here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She studied wildlife biology at Virginia Tech. Before coming to Carolina Tiger Rescue, she interned at Wildlife Safari. Her favorite animals to work with are tigers! She enjoys giving the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue a safe and appropriate home for them. It’s a hard and dirty job, but she loves it! Her favorite time of year at the rescue is the fall, when all the animals get pumpkins for enrichment!

Keeper Tessa Stripes Blog Post 3/9/2022

Keeper Tessa here and I have some very exciting news to share today! On March 4th, Carolina Tiger Rescue welcomed a new resident bobcat named Molly! Molly is adjusting to life at the sanctuary well and will spend the next couple of weeks in quarantine to receive necessary vaccinations, allow us some time to get to know her personality and make sure she is healthy enough to move into her enclosure.

Molly is a 10-month-old bobcat that was captive born at a breeding facility for exotic animals and gifted to her owners at just a few months of age. While her owners love her dearly and provided better for her than most, they realized that being kept as a “pet” was not the life she deserved, and they ultimately decided to voluntarily surrender her to Carolina Tiger Rescue. Molly is already spayed, up to date on vaccines, not declawed and has been receiving a whole carcass diet, which should help with her transition to sanctuary life.

We are looking forward to getting to know Molly and are excited to welcome her to her new forever home at Carolina Tiger Rescue!

Welcome home Molly!