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May 22, 2020

Contact:

Louise Orr | (919) 219-2301 | louiseorr@carolinatigerrescue.org

Catch up with the cats – Carolina Tiger Rescue is reopening!

After more than two months of being closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions, Carolina Tiger Rescue is reopening for tours.

Pittsboro, N.C. – Carolina Tiger Rescue will reopen its gates to the public beginning on June 5, ending what has become a long two-and-a-half months of partial shutdown due to COVID-19. Following Governor Roy Cooper’s Phase II guidelines, members of the public will be able to purchase tour tickets beginning next week.

In order to comply with new guidelines, the rescue is limiting tours to 12 guests and a guide who will remain six feet apart at all times. Both guides and guests will be required to wear cloth masks while on site. Safety precautions are being taken in the Savannah Station Gift Shop as well, with limits to the number of people inside at a time and a new droplet guard installation for the checkout counter. Disinfectant procedures will be in place in between tours and throughout the day to add additional protections for visitors.

Tickets for the 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and Twilight tours will be available for purchase beginning next week, with tours resuming on June 5. Friday morning tours at 10 a.m. will be specifically reserved for vulnerable members of the public. Additionally, interested parties may bid on specialty tours at our online ‘paw-ction’ (ending at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23) to become one of the first few to be welcomed back to the sanctuary.

“We are really looking forward to having everyone back,” said Pam Fulk, Director of Carolina Tiger Rescue. “It’s been a long two-and-a-half months, but the support we’ve received has been overwhelming. We’re excited to be able to resume operations and continue showing visitors how important it is to care for and protect these animals.”

Since mid-March, the sanctuary has limited on-site staff to help with animal care, while volunteers and non-essential staff have worked from home. Despite the challenge of a limited staff, Carolina Tiger Rescue has worked hard to provide weekly live streams to keep the public connected to the cats, as well as entertained and educated from the comfort of home.

For more information about Carolina Tiger Rescue’s reopening or to purchase tickets, please visit our website, www.CarolinaTigerRescue.org, or contact Louise Orr at (919) 219-2301 or louiseorr@carolinatigerrescue.org.

About: Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 federally-accredited nonprofit wildlife sanctuary dedicated to saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. We work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitats and not exploited by humans.