Dealing with the death of an animal

Carolina Tiger Rescue hosts an annual memorial service to recognize animals we’ve lost within a given year. It’s not easy to make the decision to euthanize an animal we loved and cared for, but we do it because it’s the right thing to do for them — regardless of how we feel. We want to share with you how our staff deals with animal deaths. In this video, you’ll see how say those final goodbyes — even when we’re at our worst. You’ll see one of our staffers recall her final moments with Kaela Tiger and why the passing of Tears Tiger still haunts our curator. You’ll hear our vet’s thoughts on euthanasia and how our animal care team maintains emotions during the procedure. People see a tough exterior, but that’s because these medical procedures require focus.