2019 Ball: The Mysteries of Morocco

The alluring scents of exotic spices filled the Washington Duke Inn on February 23 for Carolina Tiger Rescue’s 12th annual Black Tie & Tails Ball, “The Mysteries of Morocco,” the Rescue’s largest fundraiser of the year. We had over 200 guests come out to dine on delicious Moroccan dishes, play exciting games and help raise money for the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

With live and silent auctions, as well as item sales, we were able to raise over $122,000. This year’s Fund-A-Cause raised over $28,000 for life-saving portable x-ray equipment. Proceeds from the formal event will provide care for the animals and fund education programs. 

Did you have your portrait taken at the Ball? Access your images here: Ball Photos

Taniya Wright, the emcee for the event

Guests bid on items in our exciting auction

Robin Davis, owner of Maxie B’s Bakery, bids on a item

The 13th annual Black Tie and Tails Ball will be held on February 29, 2020.


Special thanks to these 2019 Ball sponsors, who made it all possible:


VMS, Vital Management Services




Centrifuge Media Inc.

Petore Construction




The Animal Hospital of Carrboro

Cambridge Hills, Silver Thread Senior Communities

Hunter & Rob Goss

Marks Consulting

Marshall Smith & David Hathaway

Strata Solar

Mark & Elizabeth Zeringue


Edward Jones, Office of Chad Virgil 

Lolly Gasaway & Kim Korando

Hobbs Architects

Hopper Cummings, PLLC

Mebane Equine Bodyworks

Becky & Dan Naples

Mark Phialas & Ruth Stalvey

Summit  Design and Engineering Services   




Sandra Bennett

Cats Love Housecalls Mobile Veterinary Service


First Citizens Bank

Hill, Chesson, & Woody

Bunny & Steve Koff

Koonce, Wooten & Haywood, LLP

Learn IT Digitally 

Metal Impressions, Inc.

Guy & Michelle Morency

Murphy’s Naturals 

North Carolina Signs

Marc & Michelle Reeves

Starrlight Mead

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