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 was invited to 100 Women Who Give a Hoot‘s quarterly giving night earlier this month. The organization supports local nonprofits, and its giving night brought together three nonprofits for a chance to win $28,000.
Our volunteer coordinator Maryssa Hill presented on behalf of Carolina Tiger Rescue.
Raleigh Rescue Mission, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in the Triangle, came away with the top prize. Carolina Tiger Rescue made many connections that night and was able to spread the word about the plight of wild cats in captivity and in the wild and ways to help. While we shared several rescue stories during the five-minute presentation, Maryssa primarily spoke about our need for an X-ray machine.
Caprichio Tiger, a former cub pet who likely suffers from metabolic bone disease, which is a bone deformity due to poor nutrition early in life, was a major talking point for this cause in particular. His story, along with others, moved some of 100 Women’s members to donate, even though Carolina Tiger did not win.
Carolina Tiger was glad to be part of a great night in the community!
From left, Susan King Cope, Kathryn Bertok and Maryssa Hill pose at the 100 Women Who Give a Hoot event in Durham.