2018 Black Tie & Tails Ball a huge success

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.



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.


The 2018 edition of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Black Tie & Tails Ball was a huge and historic success. The ball, which is our premier fundraising event, brought in more than $122,000 worth of support for the animals! The highest previous amount was about $96,000. Included in the 2018 figure was the $25,000 fund-a-cause needed to build a small animal habitat so that our resident coatimundis and kinkajous can live outdoors during the winter more comfortably. 

Bidders during the live auction raised $17,000 for the habitat, and then an anonymous donor came forward with the remainder. 

There were about 170 guests at the ball, and the event attracted a record 35 sponsors. Vital Management Services was the lone $5,000 Jaguar Premier sponsor.  

There were several new live auction items this year — and it was a battle in the ballroom for them! 

A guest plays the Island Hopping game

Guests take a peek at the silent auction

People support the $25,00 fund-a-cause

The decorative cake from Maxie B’s bakery in Greensboro started the spirited live auction. The bid started at $500, and the cake sold for $4,000! 

An exclusive Moonlight and Wine at the rescue package went for $4,600. 

The hottest ticket of them all was a Cat-Tastic day — or, a day with Carolina Tiger veterinarian Dr. Angela Lassiter. The bidding war started at $500 and the once-in-a-lifetime experience’s final price was $6,500. The transaction was met by hugs from Dr. Lassiter and other staff members, cheers, and applause from guests. The vet day was a new auction item this year. 

The winning bid was $4,000 for the live auction devil’s food cake