Dylan is one of the three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Dylan is the largest of the male servals. Though he prefers to avoid a confrontation with Mick, he is not afraid to put him in his place when it’s needed.

Born October 26, 2013

Rescued November 26, 2019

How Dylan Came to the Sanctuary

Dylan 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.


Dylan likes to be up on the tall platforms watching to see what everyone else is doing. He tries not to engage in Mick's antics, but sometimes does have to put Mick in his place.


Dylan is the biggest and tallest of the male servals he lives with and has large black stripes along his front legs.

Where in Sanctuary

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

Backyard Breeders

Dylan 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