Bowie Serval is one of three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Bowie is the quietest and most reserved of all the boys but is very inquisitive about what is going on around him.

Born November 10, 2013

Rescued November 26, 2019

How Bowie Came to the Sanctuary

Bowie came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. He, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States.


Bowie is the quietest and most reserved of the three male servals. Since moving to their outdoor enclosure, he has enjoyed hanging out in the shift closest to the tour path and has come out frequently as tours pass to see what is going on. He is inquisitive and will often come up to the fence to see what you may have for him.


Bowie is distinguishable from the other two boys he lives with by the two large notches in his left ear.

Where in Sanctuary

Bowie currently shares an enclosure in Elm Grove with the two other male servals he was rescued with, Dylan and Mick. 

Backyard Breeders

Bowie and the 12 other servals he was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining the adults in horrific and unsafe conditions. All of the servals were declawed at some point and some show healed fractures on X-rays that are likely a result of metabolic bone disease due to improper diets. The goal of the breeder is to make as much money as possible off of these cats by selling their kittens for as much as possible. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you remember these are wild animals that deserve the best life possible. They are predators, not pets, and deserve to be treated as such.

Leptailurus 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