Winter is fast approaching! As the cats start to grow their long winter coats, the staff at Carolina Tiger Rescue also preps for the winter. We absolutely can’t do this without your help. Could you look through our wishlist and select a few items to gift our animals? Some of the items are more obvious than others, but all of these items are necessary for keeping the animals in top shape through icy blasts and possible power outages. All Amazon wishlist items get delivered directly to our door, which makes giving easy. Be sure to include you name so we can send you an end-of-year tax receipt.
Indoor Housing for Kinkajou and Coatimundi
Coatimundi and kinkajou are small, rainforest-dwelling members of the raccoon family and cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. We have several of these animals that live in the sanctuary, rescued from facilities that were shut down or were former pets. With your help, we were able to purchase several winter indoor habitats that are specialized for the animals’ needs. The items below will be used to outfit these habitats and keep everyone clean, happy, and engaged until spring!
The humidifiers keep the humidity levels high for our warm weather animals when the NC winters are cold and dry.
We can never have enough gloves! We use them for exams, for feeding raw meat to animals, and for handling medications.
Lowes Gift Cards are a great way to fill in the missing pieces for enrichment and daily care of the animals.
Out in the Sanctuary
Winter in the sanctuary can get a little tough. Our roads are dirt and gravel and have uneven terrain. When you add in NC winter weather- sudden ice storms, muddy clay paths and lack of electricity in parts of the 67 acre, heavily-wooded forest, everything gets tougher. Below you will find items that make working in the conditions just a bit more bearable. Safety and preparedness is key, in order to consistently provide superior animal care.
These rope clamps are what we use on shift gates. Renovation happens every day, and we need more clamps.
An air compressor and battery jumper in one, this portable power source gets the job done in the areas of the sanctuary without power.
Power is important, when heating den boxes and water dishes, and splitters make the most of what we have.
Non-Contact AC Voltage Detectors make it easier to check for the presence of live voltage on outlets, wiring, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures and switches.
All of the work in the Sanctuary is completed using vehicles that have been donated to us. They haul, tow, and move food, people, mulch, cement, and so much more! We are always looking for donated trucks and large vehicles (SUVs). They do not need to be road worthy and we are happy to work with “quirky” vehicles. If you have a vehicle that you would like to donate, please get in touch with our site team.
We know that some of these items are not as exciting as others, but they all help us take care of the animals during the long winter months. The staff and volunteers work diligently to keep everyone safe and warm throughout the winter and we simply couldn’t do it without your support.
With great thanks from the volunteers, Reina, Santana, Roscoe, Camilla, and the staff of Carolina Tiger Rescue.