Carolina Tiger Rescue to host second virtual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger Day on July 29

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

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.


Contact: Louise Orr | (919) 219-2301 |

Carolina Tiger Rescue to host second virtual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger
Day on July 29

Join Carolina Tiger Rescue for its second annual Tiger Day 5k Virtual Fun Run to celebrate
International Tiger Day! The virtual fun run will take place beginning July 22 and will conclude
on International Tiger Day, July 29. Registrants can complete the 5k on their own time and their
own terms, and all proceeds go toward caring for the cats of Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Many people don’t know that there are more tigers in captivity in the United States than there
are left in the wild. The approximately 4,000 wild tigers that remain face continued habitat loss
and fragmentation, human-tiger conflict, and threats from poachers. While conservation efforts
in several tiger range countries have begun to revive populations, more work needs to be done
to ensure the survival of the species. Additionally, there are anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000
captive tigers in the United States that face continued exploitation and abuse every day.

“We are thrilled to host our second annual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger
Day,” said Pam Fulk, Executive Director at Carolina Tiger Rescue. “Not only is it important to
spread awareness about the plight of wild tigers, but we need to remember that thousands of
tigers suffer in roadside zoos, private homes, and the entertainment industry right here in the
United States.”

Carolina Tiger Rescue is currently home to several wild cat species, including 17 tigers. Many of
these cats have come from exploitative, abusive, or neglectful situations, as is common with
rescued exotic animals in the United States. Thankfully, there are accredited sanctuaries like
Carolina Tiger Rescue that are able to rescue these animals and provide them safe, comfortable
forever homes.

All proceeds raised from the Tiger Day 5k will go toward caring for the animals of Carolina Tiger
Rescue, and will help provide forever homes for more rescues in the future. Registration is $35
and each registration includes a commemorative t-shirt and other goodies from race sponsors. To register, visit:

For more information about the Tiger Day 5k, please contact Louise Orr at (919)219-2301

About: Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 GFAS-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.