Pixie Serval

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 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

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

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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.

Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA 4th of July weekend 2021. It is unclear as to how she ended up there. Her small stature makes her our smallest serval now but her ears make up for it! She is inquisitive and has settled into the sanctuary life like she has lived here forever and we are thrilled to offer her, her forever home.

Born August 3, 2020

Rescued August 3, 2021

How Pixie Came to the Sanctuary

Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA on 4th of July weekend, 2021. Animal control picked her and the other two cats, she was found with up. After a stay at another facility where she did her quarantine and a physical was done on her, Pixie was flown to North Carolina and picked up by our animal care staff to bring her to her forever home. The other two cats she was found with, one including a hybrid, were also placed in new homes. 


Pixie is a confident little serval and isn't fazed by much. She is very inquisitive and enjoys sitting on the top of her highest platform and watching what is going on around her. She loves to come over and see visitors when they stop by and on sunny afternoons, she can often be found napping in the shade under a platform.


Pixie is quite petite, weighing in at 14 pounds, knocking Zoey out of the top spot for being the smallest serval. She has the largest ears we have ever seen on a serval and her amber eyes catch everyone's attention.

Where in Sanctuary

Pixie is on tour in Pear Orchard. She lives next to Santana Serval.

Pet Trade

Pixie's origin is unknown and it not clear how she came to wander the woods outside of Boston, MA but it unfortunately, is not as uncommon as one might think, for a non-native species to be loose in the United States. With little to no regulation on the private ownership of wild cats, it is impossible to ensure they are all safe and being secured in a proper way. Servals have become extremely popular in the pet trade and Carolina Tiger Rescue has seen a significant increase of owner surrenders and confiscations in recent years due to their popularity. It is important to remember, they are wild animals and should be treated as such, they are predators not pets.